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N893CA accident description

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Crash location 35.654444°N, 105.142500°W
Nearest city Las Vegas, NM
35.593933°N, 105.223897°W
6.2 miles away
Tail number N893CA
Accident date 05 Nov 2017
Aircraft type Socata Tbm 850
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot of the turbine powered airplane reported that, while landing in a gusting crosswind, it was "obvious" the wind had changed directions. He performed a go-around, but "the wind slammed [the airplane] to the ground extremely hard". Subsequently, the airplane veered to the right off the runway and then back to the left before coming to rest.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The automated weather observation system located at the accident airport reported, about the time of the accident, that the wind was from 270° at 19 knots, gusting to 25 knots. The pilot landed on runway 20.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot’s inadequate compensation for gusting crosswind conditions during the go-around.

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