NTSB Identification: ERA14CA184
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, April 07, 2014 in Daytona Beach, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/30/2014
Aircraft: CESSNA 172R, registration: N2630B
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

According to the flight instructor, he was taxing back to the ramp after landing when he was told to hold short on the taxiway due to a micro burst alert. As the airplane was coming to a stop, the winds flipped the airplane over inverted, and it resulted in substantial damage to both wings and the vertical stabilizer. According the ground controller, the surface winds were sustained at 48 knots with gusts as high as 64 knots. The flight instructor reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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

The inadvertent encounter with a microburst during taxi from landing that resulted in the aircraft being turned over inverted and receiving substantial damage.

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