NTSB Identification: FTW95LA229.
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Accident occurred Friday, June 02, 1995 in ALAMOSA, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/19/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 182K, registration: N2788Q
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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THE PILOT LANDED THE AIRCRAFT ON RUNWAY 20 WITH A WIND FROM 180 DEGREES AT 22 GUSTING 25 KNOTS. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED THE DOWNWIND SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH A NON-FRANGIBLE TAXIWAY SIGN. THE CROSSWIND COMPONENT WAS WITHIN THE DEMONSTRATED CROSSWIND ENVELOPE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING THE LANDING ROLL, WHICH RESULTED IN A GROUND SWERVE AND COLLISION WITH A TAXIWAY SIGN. FACTORS RELATING TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: THE UNFAVORABLE (GUSTY/QUARTERING) WIND CONDITION, AND THE TAXIWAY SIGN'S LACK OF FRANGIBILITY. Full narrative available
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