NTSB Identification: MKC82DA048
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, March 20, 1982 in SABETHA, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/20/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N60761
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT INITIATED A LANDING APPROACH TO RUNWAY 1 WITH THE WIND FROM 280 DEGREES AT 18, GUSTING 25 KNOTS. HE ENTERED FINAL APPROACH IN A CRAB AND WAS LINED UP WITH THE RUNWAY. WHEN OVER THE THRESHOLD, THE PLANE STARTED TO DRIFT RIGHT. IT SETTLED TO THE GROUND TO THE RIGHT OF THE RUNWAY AND CONTINUED INTO A FIELD. THE PLANE HAD NEARLY STOPPED WHEN THE NOSEWHEEL ENCOUNTERED A SOFT SPOT AND A GUST OF WIND RAISED THE LEFT WING AND THE TAIL. THE PLANE FLIPPED OVER ONTO ITS BACK.

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

NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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