NTSB Identification: DEN83LA005
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, October 07, 1982 in GILLETTE, WY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1983
Aircraft: HELIO H-395, registration: N3129R
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.

DURING A LANDING ROLL-OUT ON RUNWAY 15, THE AIRCRAFT GROUND LOOPED TO THE RIGHT AND THE LEFT GEAR FAILED. THE PILOT SAID HE WAS FOLLOWING A TWIN CESSNA THAT WAS ABOUT 1/4 MILE AHEAD, AND WHEN HE RAISED THE FLAPS FROM FULL DOWN TO 3/4 DOWN, THE PLANE SUDDENLY VEERED TO THE RIGHT. HE THOUGHT HE HAD ENCOUNTERED "PROP WASH" OR VORTICES FROM THE TWIN CESSNA THAT HAD MADE A TOUCH-AND-GO. THE PILOT SAID HE WAS ADVISED BY THE TOWER CONTROLLER THAT THE WINDS WERE FROM 210 DEG AT 12 KTS AND GUSTING. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE GEAR HAD FAILED FROM OVERLOAD. ACCORDING TO THE 1848 WEATHER REPORT, THE WIND WAS FROM 290 DEG AT 9 GUSTING 22 KTS.

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..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS



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