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N57AB accident description

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Crash location 41.116945°N, 114.921945°W
Nearest city Wells, NV
41.111589°N, 114.964490°W
2.2 miles away
Tail number N57AB
Accident date 02 Apr 2006
Aircraft type Cessna T210H
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The airplane veered off the runway and nosed over. Prior to departure the pilot obtained a full weather briefing, but there was no information regarding the surface winds at his destination airport. The pilot stated that the approach to runway 26 was normal, despite the crosswind conditions that he encountered. Just prior to touchdown a strong gust blew the airplane to the left side of the runway. He attempted to execute a go-around by adding full power, but the airplane was unable to get airborne due to the strong wind conditions. The airplane touched down off the runway surface and nosed over, coming to rest inverted. The airplane incurred damage to the wings and tail section.

The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane. He estimated the winds were from the north at 25 knots gusting to 40 knots. The airport manager confirmed that there were strong gusty wind conditions at the time of the accident.

NTSB Probable Cause

the pilot's inadequate compensation for the gusty crosswind conditions and failure to maintain directional control.

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