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N3198D accident description

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Crash location 45.290277°N, 118.007222°W
Nearest city La Grande, OR
45.324577°N, 118.087719°W
4.6 miles away
Tail number N3198D
Accident date 05 Jul 2009
Aircraft type Cessna 180
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that he observed an airplane approach and land on runway 30 at the uncontrolled airport. Thereafter, he proceeded to take off on the runway. He noted that the wind was nearly dead calm, according to the windsock. The pilot further stated that upon accelerating to about 35 miles per hour, he encountered a "severe wind shear" that lifted the left wing and wheel off the ground. Despite his efforts to counteract the wind effect, he lost control of his airplane. The pilot then aborted the takeoff, and the wind continued pushing the airplane sideways. The airplane swerved off the runway, encountered soft dirt, and nosed over onto its back.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's inadequate compensation for the wind conditions and failure to maintain directional control.

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