NTSB Identification: NYC72FNE02
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: COMMANDAIRE 5C3, registration: N925E

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2747  71/7/15    ELLINGTON,CONN      COMMANDAIRE 5C3     CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 46, 560
        TIME - 0815                    N925E               PX-  0  0  2  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 121 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - ELLINGTON
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          HADDAM,CONN                 ELLINGTON,CONN
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 LANDING: ROLL
           NOSE OVER/DOWN                                           LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL
           WEATHER - SUDDEN WINDSHIFT
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DOWNWIND
        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                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          NONE                                                     VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- WIND SHIFTED TO QUARTERING TAIL WIND DRG LDG.ACFT NOSE HEAVY ON GND.

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