NTSB Identification: DEN83LA201.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22243.
Accident occurred Friday, August 26, 1983 in BUSBY, MT
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N4596B
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ACCORDING TO THE PILOT HE WAS MAKING A DOWNWIND LANDING TO AVOID TAXIING OVER ROUGH GROUND ANY FARTHER THAN NECESSARY. AFTER TOUCHDOWN HE TRAVELLED ABOUT 150 YARDS UP THE RUNWAY WHEN A GUST OF WIND PICKED UP THE TAIL AND HE LOST CONTROL ENDING IN A GROUND LOOP. THE AIRCRAFT TURNED OVER ON ITS NOSE AND RIGHT WING. THE PILOT SAID HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN A LITTLE HEAVY ON THE BRAKES.

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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