NTSB Identification: FTW95LA166.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, April 12, 1995 in MOUNTAIN HOME, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/19/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N55409
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

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WINDS WERE REPORTED FROM 270 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS GUSTING TO 26 KNOTS. DURING THE FLARE/TOUCHDOWN ON RUNWAY 23 THE AIRPLANE ENCOUNTERED GUSTY WINDS, DEPARTED THE RUNWAY, AND STRUCK A FENCE. STRUCTURAL DAMAGE OCCURRED TO THE WINGS AND EMPENNAGE.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO COMPENSATE FOR THE GUSTY CROSSWIND. A FACTOR WAS GUSTING CROSSWINDS.

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