NTSB Identification: SEA76FTA02
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC, registration: N62972

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2596  75/7/11    SAND SPRINGS,MT     BELLANCA 7GCBC      CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1800                    N62972              PX-  0  0  1  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  AGE 54, 4583 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            2000 IN TYPE, NOT
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - SAND SPRINGS
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          SAND SPRINGS,MT             LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 TAKEOFF: RUN
           COLLIDED WITH: DITCHES                                   TAKEOFF: RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           WEATHER - LOCAL WHIRLWIND
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - ROUGH/UNEVEN
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      80
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          320                                                       15
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
        REMARKS- ACFT CAUGHT IN WHIRLWIND,COULD NOT MAINTAIN DIR CONTROL.WINGTIP STRUCK DITCH.

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