NTSB Identification: CHI99LA106.
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Accident occurred Monday, March 08, 1999 in GRAND LEDGE, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/23/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 170B, registration: N432W
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

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The instructor pilot stated that after take off from Runway 9 he reduced power to simulate a rough running engine. He reported that the student turned the airplane back to Runway 27 and landed. He said that during the roll out, a sudden and unexpected gust of wind from the south turned the aircraft to the left. The student said that the airplane impacted a snowbank off the south side of the runway and nosed over.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the flight instructor's failure to successfully take remedial action to maintain directional control of the airplane during the landing roll out. Factors were the crosswinds and snowbank.

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