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N821EV accident description

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Crash location 44.627778°N, 93.228056°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 Minneapolis, MN
44.979965°N, 93.263836°W
24.4 miles away
Tail number N821EV
Accident date 31 Aug 2014
Aircraft type EVEKTOR-AEROTECHNIK As Sportstar
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot maneuvered the airplane to land on runway 12 at the destination airport. Wind was from 190 degrees at 11 knots gusting to 18 knots. The pilot crabbed the airplane on a 1-2 mile straight-in approach for the runway. Prior to landing, the pilot aligned the nose of the airplane with the runway centerline and reduced power. When the airplane touched down a gust of wind lifted the right wing and lowered the left wing to the runway. As the pilot initiated a go-around the left wing contacted the ground and control of the airplane was lost. The pilot perceived that the airplane then stalled and impacted the ground. The pilot reported that his flight school did not practice if the crosswind component was 10 knots or higher and as a result he did not have much experience flying winds greater than 10 knots of crosswind.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's loss of control while landing with a crosswind. Contributing to the accident was the pilot lack of experience flying in similar weather conditions.

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