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N29461 accident description

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Crash location 43.200000°N, 116.950000°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 Ann Arbor, MI
42.270872°N, 83.726329°W
1676.2 miles away
Tail number N29461
Accident date 17 Oct 2001
Aircraft type Cessna 177(AF) Piper PA-34-200T(NTSB)
Additional details: Green/White
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NTSB Factual Report

On October 17, 2001, at 1350 eastern daylight time (edt), a Piper PA-34-200T, N29461, piloted by a private pilot, sustained substantial damage during landing on runway 24 (3,500 feet by 75 feet, concrete), at the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport, Ann Arbor, Michigan. The airplane ran off of the south side of the runway during the landing. The 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions and was on an instrument flight rules flight plan. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, reported no injuries. The flight originated from the Chicago Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, at 1200 edt.

In a written report, the pilot said that he encountered a crosswind while landing. He said that the, "...plane was blown off runway to [the] south of [runway 24]. Plane continued off runway [and] went over a 1-2 foot drop off at site of crossing sod runway."

The weather reporting station located at the accident airport recorded the wind at 1353 edt as 330 degrees at 15 knots gusting to 23 knots.

No mechanical anomalies were found with respect to the airplane that could be associated with a pre-impact condition. No mechanical malfunction was reported by the pilot.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilots failure to maintain directional control during the landing. Factors were the gusty crosswind and the terrain drop-off.

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