NTSB Identification: CHI96LA009.
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Accident occurred Sunday, October 15, 1995 in SEATTLE, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/18/1996
Aircraft: CESSNA 180R, registration: N3698C
Injuries: 1 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 pilot reported the approach to landing was normal with correction inputs to maintain runway centerline due to the crosswind. ATIS was reporting the winds from 170 degrees at 8 knots. The pilot stated that approximately 100 feet AGL, the airplane's vertical speed indicator went full scale down. He immediately applied full power, but a high sink rate began. The pilot stated the airplane touched down on the runway with full aileron and full rudder correction to stop the drift. The left wing impacted the runway before the airplane came to rest.

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

the pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane during the landing roll. A factor in the accident was the gusty wind conditions.

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