NTSB Identification: FTW86LQG07.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31679.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 01, 1986 in LOCKNEY, TX
Aircraft: RAVEN RALLY RX-7, registration: N2796C
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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

THE STUDENT PILOT STATED THAT HE DID NOT CHECKED THE WIND FORECAST WHEN HE CALLED FOR A WEATHER BRIEFING ABOUT FOUR HOURS BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. THE SURFACE WINDS INCREASED TO 30 GUSTING 40 KTS WHILE HE WAS AIRBORNE. HE REPORTED THAT WHEN HE LANDED, HE WAS NOT PROPERLY BRACED FOR THE LANDING AND HE SUSTAINED A BROKEN LEG.

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

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WIND INFORMATION..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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