NTSB Identification: FTW96LA020.
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Accident occurred Thursday, October 19, 1995 in KINGSTON, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1996
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N9812E
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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On final approach for the night landing, a wind gust moved the aircraft to the right. The pilot saw trees and added power to go around; however, the airplane impacted the trees and nosed over, coming to rest inverted 50 feet from the runway threshold. 55 minutes prior to the accident, the winds at a location 17 nmi from the site were from 340 degrees at 15 knots with gusts to 24.

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

the pilot's inadequate compensation for the wind gusts. Factors were the gusts and the dark night conditions.

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