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N3970G accident description

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Crash location 46.035000°N, 94.134722°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 Brainerd, MN
46.358022°N, 94.200829°W
22.5 miles away
Tail number N3970G
Accident date 25 May 2009
Aircraft type Cessna U206C
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to the pilot, prior to touchdown on runway 30 (4,080 feet long by 75 feet wide), the amphibious airplane experienced a gust of wind from the right. The airplane touched down "very hard" on its left side and the left outside wheel of the main landing gear separated. The airplane came to rest on the edge of runway 30. The pilot reported the winds were "variable and very gusty between ground level and 3,000 feet [above ground level]." Examination of the airplane revealed the fuselage was wrinkled on both sides. The pilot had accumulated 4,333 total flight hours and 1,039 flight hours in the accident airplane.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control while landing in gusty winds.

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