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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : axx|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 130|
flight time total : 6160
flight time type : 1100
|Anomaly||inflight encounter : weather|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified cockpit|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
none taken : insufficient time
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
Departing angel fire airport on an IFR clearance to eagle, co, on runway 35. WX was VFR with ceiling estimated 1.5 overcast to 2.0 overcast, and visibility 3-5 mi in light snow flurries. Temperature 33 degrees F, winds 320 degrees estimated at 20 KTS. I selected runway 35 which is 75' wide and 8900' long. Upon reaching 77 KTS and having used about 1/3 of the runway I rotated and immediately upon rotation I entered a severe wind shear from 260 degrees which crabbed the plane to the left when it hit the rudder. At this instant there was another wind shear with strong gusts from 190 degrees which resulted in immediate deterioration of our airspeed and sounding of the stall warning horn. The aircraft settled back to the runway with the left main gear contacting the snow on the left edge. This caused a ground loop of 180 degrees, damaging the landing gear, 1 wing tip, the cowling and small dents in the empennage. The plane came to a stop facing 180 degrees at a taxiway intersection off the left edge of the runway. There was no damage to the airport facs or any other property. The passenger and pilot sustained no injuries. The aircraft is expected to be returned to service after repairs are accomplished. This incident was the result of extreme wind shear at axx and a report has been filed with the NTSB.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF SMA ON TKOF WAS UNABLE TO COPE WITH GUSTS AND WIND SHEAR. GEAR CAUGHT SNOW BANK. ACFT CAME TO REST 180 DEGREES FROM TKOF HEADING. NO INJURIES. CLASSIFIED INCIDENT. ACFT DAMAGED.
Narrative: DEPARTING ANGEL FIRE ARPT ON AN IFR CLRNC TO EAGLE, CO, ON RWY 35. WX WAS VFR WITH CEILING ESTIMATED 1.5 OVCST TO 2.0 OVCST, AND VISIBILITY 3-5 MI IN LIGHT SNOW FLURRIES. TEMP 33 DEGS F, WINDS 320 DEGS ESTIMATED AT 20 KTS. I SELECTED RWY 35 WHICH IS 75' WIDE AND 8900' LONG. UPON REACHING 77 KTS AND HAVING USED ABOUT 1/3 OF THE RWY I ROTATED AND IMMEDIATELY UPON ROTATION I ENTERED A SEVERE WIND SHEAR FROM 260 DEGS WHICH CRABBED THE PLANE TO THE LEFT WHEN IT HIT THE RUDDER. AT THIS INSTANT THERE WAS ANOTHER WIND SHEAR WITH STRONG GUSTS FROM 190 DEGS WHICH RESULTED IN IMMEDIATE DETERIORATION OF OUR AIRSPD AND SOUNDING OF THE STALL WARNING HORN. THE ACFT SETTLED BACK TO THE RWY WITH THE LEFT MAIN GEAR CONTACTING THE SNOW ON THE LEFT EDGE. THIS CAUSED A GND LOOP OF 180 DEGS, DAMAGING THE LNDG GEAR, 1 WING TIP, THE COWLING AND SMALL DENTS IN THE EMPENNAGE. THE PLANE CAME TO A STOP FACING 180 DEGS AT A TXWY INTXN OFF THE LEFT EDGE OF THE RWY. THERE WAS NO DAMAGE TO THE ARPT FACS OR ANY OTHER PROPERTY. THE PAX AND PLT SUSTAINED NO INJURIES. THE ACFT IS EXPECTED TO BE RETURNED TO SVC AFTER REPAIRS ARE ACCOMPLISHED. THIS INCIDENT WAS THE RESULT OF EXTREME WIND SHEAR AT AXX AND A RPT HAS BEEN FILED WITH THE NTSB.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.