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N61980 accident description

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Crash location 43.768334°N, 71.386666°W
Nearest city Moultonboro, NH
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Tail number N61980
Accident date 01 May 2011
Aircraft type Champion 7EC-703
Additional details: None
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NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that during landing rollout, a strong wind gust caused him to lose directional control of the airplane. The airplane veered off of the runway and collided with trees. During the accident sequence, the airplane incurred substantial damage to the wing spars. A witness at the airport confirmed the weather anomaly at the time of the accident. The nearest airport's weather observation system reported at the time of the accident that the winds were light and variable.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot’s loss of directional control during the landing rollout, which resulted in a collision with trees.

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