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N6951E accident description

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Crash location 42.415278°N, 124.425000°W
Nearest city Gold Beach, OR
42.407333°N, 124.421774°W
0.6 miles away
Tail number N6951E
Accident date 08 Feb 2016
Aircraft type Cessna 175
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to the pilot, during approach, the airplane encountered a wind gust and the landing gear struck the top of the airport's perimeter fence. The airplane flipped over and slid to a stop. According to the airport facility directory the fence was in excess of 200 feet from the approach end of the runway which was 3,237 feet in length. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings, the rudder and the vertical stabilizer.

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical failures or anomalies with the airplane prior to or during the flight that would have prevented normal flight operation.

There weren't any wind reporting facilities at the airport.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain an approach angle of descent to avoid obstacles, resulting in the airplane striking the airport perimeter fence.

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