NTSB Identification: SEA86LA042.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29994.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 19, 1986 in ELLENSBURG, WA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-108, registration: N5338Z
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.

A GUST OF WIND OCCURRED ON SHORT FINAL AND A LOSS OF AIRSPEED RESULTED AT ABOUT 15 FEET A.G.L THE PILOT FAILED TO ADD POWER BUT RAISED THE AIRCRAFT'S NOSE TO AN ATTITUDE WHERE HE COULD NO LONGER SEE THE RUNWAY. LANDING WAS ACCOMPLISHED TO THE LEFT OF THE RUNWAY ONTO 1 FOOT DEEP SNOW. THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST INVERTED DURING LANDING ROLL.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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