Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary CEN21LA394

Dunseith, ND, USA

Aircraft #1




The pilot reported that while practicing touch and go landings, the airplane touched down and starting drifting left toward the edge of the runway. The pilot applied full power to go around, but the airplane exited the left side of the runway and impacted the ground. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and both wings. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failure with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. At the time of the accident, the pilot was landing the airplane on runway 11 with wind 190o at 20 knots, gusting to 30 knots. Following the accident, the pilot reported he should have diverted to another airport due to the high crosswind conditions.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during an attempted go-around with a strong gusting crosswind.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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