NTSB Identification: ATL83LA051
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, December 05, 1982 in ATKINSON, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/05/1983
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8KCAB, registration: N57423
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.
THE PILOT DECIDED TO LAND ON A PRIVATE STRIP DUE TO STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND THUNDERSTORMS. THE PILOT LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT AND BEGAN TO BACK TAXI ON THE RUNWAY WHEN THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR WENT INTO A MUD HOLE OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT PITCHED UP ON ITS NOSE MOMENTARILY, AND A STRONG GUST OF WIND CAUGHT THE AIRCRAFT AND PUSHED IT OVER ON ITS BACK.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND
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