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N1864X accident description

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Crash location 35.768334°N, 115.329723°W
Nearest city Jean, NV
35.778868°N, 115.323883°W
0.8 miles away
Tail number N1864X
Accident date 26 Feb 2007
Aircraft type Cessna 182H
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to the pilot, on short final approach to runway 20R, at an approach speed of 80 mph and an altitude of 50 to 60 feet above ground, he encountered "a severe wind shear which banked the wings and pitched the nose down." He attempted to recover, but the airplane's left wing hit the ground, and the airplane nosed down. The closest weather reporting station, located about 16 nautical miles northeast of the accident site, reported winds from 210 degrees at 15 knots approximately 11 minutes after the accident.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to adequately compensate for the wind conditions during final approach, which resulted in a loss of control and an in-flight collision with terrain. A contributing factor was the windshear condition encountered.

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