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N6136F accident description

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Crash location 38.225556°N, 80.870556°W
Nearest city Summersville, WV
38.281220°N, 80.852598°W
4.0 miles away
Tail number N6136F
Accident date 13 Apr 2013
Aircraft type Cessna 172N
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to the pilot, the airplane was on a stabilized approach to runway 22 with right crosswind corrections in place. Upon touchdown, he heard a "squealing" noise and then the airplane veered to the left. He applied takeoff power in an attempt take off but the airplane continued left, exited the runway, and hit an embankment. Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector revealed substantial damage to the right wing spar, inboard crushing of the right wing flap, and crushing of the engine firewall. Wheel brake continuity was verified by the FAA inspector. The FAA inspector also noted that there was no flat skid mark on the runway that is synonymous with a skidding tire. The pilot did not report any pre-impact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane while landing, which resulted in a runway excursion.

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