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N7450X accident description

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Crash location 45.462778°N, 69.551667°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 Greenville, ME
44.330901°N, 70.678399°W
95.7 miles away
Tail number N7450X
Accident date 02 Mar 2017
Aircraft type Cessna 172
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that after a normal landing in gusting headwind conditions, he turned onto an intersecting runway which resulted in gusting crosswind conditions. He added that he positioned the flight controls to compensate for the crosswind, but after taxiing about 150 ft. on the runway the left wing lifted, the airplane veered to right, and nosed over on snow-covered terrain.

The vertical stabilizer sustained substantial damage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The automated weather observation station at the accident airport, about the time of the accident, recorded wind 300° at 13 knots, gusting 28 knots. The pilot reported that he was taxiing on runway 3.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control while taxiing in gusting crosswind conditions.

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