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N61453 accident description

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Crash location 37.555000°N, 97.344166°W
Nearest city Derby, KS
37.545574°N, 97.268933°W
4.2 miles away
Tail number N61453
Accident date 31 Mar 2015
Aircraft type Fiebich Paul Dean Airbike RX40
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot had conducted a local pleasure flight and returned to a private grass airfield. He reported the wind was from the southeast and gusting 8-10 mph. He selected runway 17 for the landing and held the left wing down, to compensate for the crosswind. He reported that the gusty wind allowed the airplane to bounce in the air and then descend. The left landing gear impacted the grass runway and the wheel separated from the airplane. The airplane then traveled about 15 feet down the runway, before the left landing gear dug into the ground. The airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted. Examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the fuselage and wings.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's inadequate compensation for wind conditions during the landing, which resulted in a hard landing and separation of the left main landing gear.

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