NTSB Identification: SEA83FU004.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20821.
Accident occurred Friday, May 27, 1983 in KETCHIKAN, AK
Aircraft: WASPAIR TOMCAT, registration: NONE
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT STATED THAT VIRTUALLY CALM WIND CONDITIONS EXISTED PRIOR TO TAKEOFF TO THE SOUTH, THE DIRECTION OF THE PREVAILING WINDS. AT ABOUT 25 FT AGL, THE ULTRALIGHT ENCOUNTERED A STRONG NORTHERLY (TAILWIND) GUST. THE ULTRALIGHT TUMBLED & STRUCK THE GROUND. THIS WAS THE PLT'S FIRST FLT SINCE RECOVERING FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED 3/20/83 IN A MISHAP INVOLVING AN ULTRALIGHT OF THE SAME MAKE & MODEL.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

INADEQUATE INITIAL TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN KIND OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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