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N4888Z accident description

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Crash location 44.327500°N, 93.310556°W
Nearest city Faribault, MN
44.294964°N, 93.268827°W
3.1 miles away
Tail number N4888Z
Accident date 24 Aug 2013
Aircraft type Piper PA-22-108
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported he lost directional control of the airplane during the landing roll. He reported the wind forced the airplane off the left side of the runway where it contacted two runway lights as it departed the runway pavement. The airplane struck a runway sign as it returned to the runway surface. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the elevator and fuselage. The landing was made on runway 12 and the wind reported 15 minutes prior to the accident was from 150 degrees at 16 knots gusting to 21 knots. The pilot reported there were no mechanical failures/malfunctions of the airplane before the accident.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during the landing roll.

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