NTSB Identification: FTW95LA382.
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Accident occurred Thursday, September 07, 1995 in ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/27/1996
Aircraft: CESSNA 421B, registration: N5368J
Injuries: 5 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE FLIGHT WAS CLEARED TO LAND ON RUNWAY 08 BEHIND A DEPARTING F-14, AND THE PILOT WAS CAUTIONED FOR WAKE TURBULENCE. DURING LANDING THE AIRPLANE DEPARTED THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, COLLAPSED THE NOSE GEAR, SKIDDED AND CAME TO REST ON A TAXIWAY. THE PILOT REPORTED WINDS FROM 110 DEGREES AT 15 GUSTING TO 20 KNOTS. NATIONAL WEATHER OBSERVATION DATA REPORTED THE WINDS FROM 130 DEGREES AT 9 KNOTS. WHEN THE CESSNA WAS OVER THE APPROACH END OF RUNWAY 08, THE F-14 WAS 1.5 NAUTICAL MILES BEYOND THE DEPARTURE END OF THE 13,775-FOOT RUNWAY. THE ROTATION POINT OF THE F-14 WAS 4,000 FEET FROM THE APPROACH END OF RUNWAY 08, AND THE TOUCHDOWN POINT OF THE CESSNA WAS 2,900 FEET. THE ATC TIME OF THE F-14 DEPARTURE WAS 1524:56; THE CESSNA WAS OVER THE APPROACH END OF RUNWAY 08 AT 1526:01.

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

THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR THE CROSSWIND CONDITION. A FACTOR WAS THE CROSSWIND.

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