NTSB Identification: NYC82DA070
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 14, 1982 in FACTORYVILLE, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/14/1983
Aircraft: STINSON 108-1, registration: N8933K
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT WAS PRACTICING LANDINGS IN GUSTY WIND CONDITIONS. HE REPORTED THAT THE FIRST LANDING WAS UNEVENTFUL, BUT THE SECOND LANDING WAS ABORTED DUE TO GUSTY TURBULENCE. HE STATED THAT THE THIRD LANDING WAS MADE IN RELATIVELY CALM WIND CONDITIONS UNTIL JUST AFTER TOUCHDOWN WHEN LEFT QUARTERING GUSTS CAUSED THE PLANE TO WEATHERVANE. THE AIRCRAFT WENT OFF OF THE RUNWAY AND NOSED OVER IN DEEP MUD. THE WIND WAS GUSTING TO 25 KNOTS.

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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