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N5556H accident description

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Crash location 42.343055°N, 71.508889°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Marlboro, MA
42.716759°N, 70.973110°W
37.6 miles away
Tail number N5556H
Accident date 01 Mar 2014
Aircraft type Piper Pa 11S
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to the pilot, he was regaining his 90-day passenger-carrying privileges since his most recent flight was about 5 months prior to the accident. He had performed one landing successfully, and on the second landing, the airplane touched down on all three wheels and was decelerating. The airplane subsequently veered to the left, departed the left side of the runway, struck a snowbank, and came to rest resulting in substantial damage to the wing strut, firewall, and fuselage. The pilot reported to a Federal Aviation Administration inspector that the wind was from the left at 5 to 10 knots and occasionally was gusting to 15 knots. He also reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with the airplane.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's loss of directional control during the landing rollout in crosswinds, resulting in a runway excursion and subsequent impact with a snow bank.

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