NTSB Identification: ATL84LA062.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23380.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 06, 1983 in CHARLOTTE, NC
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N7412D
Injuries: 1 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.

DURING A WX BRIEFING, BEFORE TAKEOFF, THE PLT WAS ADVISED THAT THE WINDS AT CHARLOTTE, NC WERE FORCAST TO BE FROM 230 AT 13 GUSTING TO 24 KTS. HE WAS ALSO ADVISED TO EXPECT MODERATE TO SEVERE TURBULENCE AS WELL AS HIGH EN ROUTE WINDS. WHILE EN ROUTE, HE NOTICED THAT HIS GROUND SPEED WAS IN EXCESS OF 150 MPH. AFTER THE PLT CONTACTED CHAROTTE APCH CONTROL, HE WAS ADVISED THAT THE WINDS WERE FROM 230 DEG AT 25 GUSTING 42 KTS. ALSO, HE WAS ADVISED TO EXPECT WIND SHEAR AT 500 FT, GREAT ENOUGH TO CAUSE A 25 KT LOSS OF AIRSPEED. THE PLT CONTINUED THE APCH & LANDED SUCCESSFULLY. AFTER LANDING, HE ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A 180 DEG TURN TO TAXI TO THE FBO. DURING THE TURN, THE WIND LIFTED THE TAIL & FLIPPED THE ACFT OVER ON ITS TOP.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ASSISTANCE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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