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N5766T accident description

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Crash location 46.450556°N, 95.218056°W
Nearest city Wadena, MN
46.405240°N, 95.093360°W
6.7 miles away
Tail number N5766T
Accident date 19 Apr 2006
Aircraft type Cessna 172E
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The airplane sustained substantial damage when it exited the runway, impacted soft ground in a ditch, and nosed over during a landing on runway 16. The pilot reported that the winds were 120 degrees at 16 knots gusts to 21 knots. The pilot stated, "Made a gentle landing upwind wheel first, settled down right wheel. Suddenly I was caught by a nasty side gust. Upwind wing lifted, plane lifted to the right side of runway on the grass, tried to left rudder, left aileron, but wind pushed me further - went down the ditch ... . Plane caught the very soft ditch and wheel went down in mud - flipped over-nose and landed on its back." The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane in reference to the flight.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's inadequate compensation for the wind conditions during the landing. Factors were the crosswinds, the gusts, and the ditch.

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