Preliminary Accident Reports

June 1999 Issue

March 31, Winslow, Ariz. / Cessna 172B

At 10:15 MST, a Cessna 172B was blown over by high winds while turning from runway 22 to a parallel taxiway. Peak wind gusts of 75 knots were recorded shortly after the accident. The aircraft was substantially damaged but the pilot was not injured. The flight originated in Albuquerque, N.M., at 07:30. The pilot received two weather briefings, the first prior to his flight and the second in an in-flight radio contact with Prescott AFSS. He was advised of strong wind conditions, including observations of winds in the 50-knot range. ...

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