NTSB Identification: FTW96LA196.
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Accident occurred Saturday, April 27, 1996 in SILOAM SPRINGS, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/22/1996
Aircraft: Beech A35, registration: N32P
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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While on approach to runway 18, the pilot 'allowed the airspeed to decrease to a point too slow in the 15 to 20 knot, 90 degree crosswind.' Upon touchdown, 'the wind blew the airplane across the runway' and the landing gear collapsed.

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

the pilot's inadequate compensation for the crosswind. The crosswind was a factor.

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