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N59496 accident description

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Crash location 31.881667°N, 106.705000°W
Nearest city Santa Teresa, NM
31.855938°N, 106.639158°W
4.3 miles away
Tail number N59496
Accident date 08 Mar 2006
Aircraft type Boeing D75N1
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to the pilot, he had "excessive airspeed" when he touched down, bounced back into the air, and encountered a crosswind that "blew [him] off the right side of runway" 28. The airplane landing gear became stuck in the sand and the airplane nosed over. The vertical stabilizer was wrinkled, the rudder was crushed, and the right wing was wrinkled. Winds reported at the approximate time of the accident were 300 degrees at 10 knots. The pilot estimated the winds to be 240 degrees at 10 knots with gusts to 20 knots.

NTSB Probable Cause

the pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing. Contributing factors include the high airspeed, the improper recovery from a bounced landing, the crosswind, and the soft dirt.

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