The pilot was attempting to land on runway 26. During the landing roll, the airplane encountered a gust of wind and the airplane began to loop to the right. The pilot added power and attempted a go-around. The left wing struck an embankment and the airplane nosed over and came to rest to the right of the runway. The firewall was wrinkled, both wings were bent down, the tip of the rudder was crushed and the outboard leading edge of the left wing tip was crushed aft. An examination of the airplane's systems, conducted by the FAA, revealed no anomalies. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to the Clines Corner Remote Communications Outlet, located 17 nautical miles east of Moriarty, New Mexico, the winds were recorded as 290 degrees at 25 knots with gusts to 32 knots.