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N7265K accident description

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Crash location 35.145277°N, 106.795277°W
Nearest city Albuquerque, NM
35.084491°N, 106.651137°W
9.2 miles away
Tail number N7265K
Accident date 17 May 2018
Aircraft type Piper Pa 18
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

After an uneventful 40-minute cross country flight, the pilot set up to land his tailwheel airplane. The pilot checked with the tower and they reported the wind from 240 degrees at 17 knots, gusting to 25 knots. The pilot set up to land on runway 22. The pilot stated that upon landing, the aircraft encountered a strong gusty crosswind and he lost directional control. The aircraft veered to the left across the runway surface and flipped inverted, resulting in substantial damage to the wings, wing struts, and fuselage.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's loss of directional control following an encounter with gusty crosswind during landing.

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