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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : atw|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 50|
flight time total : 3400
flight time type : 500
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified cockpit|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
While landing, and shortly after touchdown, a gust of wind raised the right wing and tipped the plane high enough to cause the propeller to touch the ground. The wind was 40-50 degrees to the left of the runway reported at 17 KTS. I believe the cause was: had control wheel to left to counter the wind. I may have carried a little too much power causing the plane to turn somewhat left and a gust caught the right wing. Both tips of propeller bent. Plane uprighted and taxied in. No injuries or other known damage.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA PLT LNDG IN XWIND HAS WING PICKED UP AND PROP STRIKE ENSUES.
Narrative: WHILE LNDG, AND SHORTLY AFTER TOUCHDOWN, A GUST OF WIND RAISED THE R WING AND TIPPED THE PLANE HIGH ENOUGH TO CAUSE THE PROP TO TOUCH THE GND. THE WIND WAS 40-50 DEGS TO THE L OF THE RWY RPTED AT 17 KTS. I BELIEVE THE CAUSE WAS: HAD CTL WHEEL TO L TO COUNTER THE WIND. I MAY HAVE CARRIED A LITTLE TOO MUCH PWR CAUSING THE PLANE TO TURN SOMEWHAT L AND A GUST CAUGHT THE R WING. BOTH TIPS OF PROP BENT. PLANE UPRIGHTED AND TAXIED IN. NO INJURIES OR OTHER KNOWN DAMAGE.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 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.