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N81772 accident description

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Crash location 37.223611°N, 99.325278°W
Nearest city Coldwater, KS
37.191692°N, 99.192054°W
7.7 miles away
Tail number N81772
Accident date 17 Apr 2010
Aircraft type Cessna 172M
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The private pilot was landing his single-engine airplane in a crosswind when he encountered a wind gust of 15-20 knots during the landing flare. The airplane went off the left side of the runway and the left horizontal stabilizer struck a precision approach path indicator light, which resulted in substantial damage. The pilot reported that he should have anticipated a higher crosswind component and possible gusts during the landing.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to compensate for gusting crosswinds resultuing in the loss of directional control while landing.

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