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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175158
Last updated: 20 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-22-135 Tri-Pacer
Registration: N3768A
MSN: 22-2010
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hilltop Airport (MU62), Drexel, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Drexel, MO
Destination airport:Drexel, MO
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot performed stop and go landings, at a private dirt airstrip. After his third landing, while taxiing to the east for takeoff, the pilot reported encountering several wind gusts that nosed the airplane over. The airstrip is located between two weather reporting stations. Winds for the area were out of the south at fourteen knots with wind gusts at twenty-three knots. The airplane sustained substantial damage to its wings, fuselage, and lift struts. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane prior to the accident that would have precluded normal operation of the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control while taxiing in unfavorable wind conditions.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

06-Apr-2015 20:52 Geno Added
17-Jan-2016 20:38 Anon. Updated [Damage]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 13:02 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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