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N5432Z accident description

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Crash location 39.369723°N, 97.219167°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 Bowling Green, MO
38.756128°N, 93.114646°W
224.2 miles away
Tail number N5432Z
Accident date 14 Nov 2008
Aircraft type Piper PA-22-108
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

While performing a touch and go landing in a tailwheel equipped airplane on a turf runway, the newly tailwheel endorsed pilot encountered a sudden crosswind. The airplane's nose turned left as the airplane "bounced" back into the air. The pilot initiated a go-around and added right rudder. The airplane exited the runway and headed for an airfield wind indicator, so the pilot reduced engine power and maneuvered the airplane away from the obstruction. The airplane settled into a plowed field, nosed over, and came to rest in the inverted position. The pilot was able to egress the airplane without assistance. Damage was sustained to the airplane's firewall, both wings and struts.

NTSB Probable Cause

Failure of the pilot to maintain aircraft control during the landing sequence. A contributing factor was the sudden gusty crosswind.

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