Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Billings Airport

Billings, Montana 59106
Monday, August 27, 1984 12:28 MDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE PILOT WAS LANDING WITH A 30 DEGREE LEFT CROSSWIND OF 15 KNOTS, GUSTING TO 27 KNOTS. ON TOUCHDOWN, THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY AND NOSED OVER. THE PILOT CITED MORE CROSSWIND TRAINING AND PRACTICE AS PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date8/27/1984 
Event Day of the WeekMonday 
Time of Event1228 
Event Time ZoneMountain Daylight Time 
Event CityBILLINGS  
Event StateMONTANA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site59106  
Event Date Year1984 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportBILLINGS  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDBIL  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation3606 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1230 Mountain Daylight Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility IDBIL  
Elevation of weather observation facility3600 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observationMDT 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 50 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)33 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)240 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)15 
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots) 27 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)1913 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information25822 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 9:15AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN759LD 
NTSB NumberDEN84LA268  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedVFR 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCESSNA  
Aircraft Model182Q  
Aircraft Series Identifier182Q  
Aircraft Serial Number18266071  
Certified Max Gross Weight2950 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last Inspection-- 
Airframe hours since last inspection142 
Airframe Hours2073 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedYes 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameBOBBY RAY MILLS  
Aircraft Owner Street AddressRAPELJE STAR ROUTE  
Aircraft Owner CityBILLINGS  
Aircraft Owner StateMT 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode59106  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport Code8S1  
Departure CityPOLSON  
Departure StateMT 
Departure Country  
Departure Time
Departure Time Zone  
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:36AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location27L 
Runway Length3800 
Runway Width75 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--