NTSB Identification: LAX96LA162.
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Accident occurred Thursday, April 04, 1996 in PALM SPRINGS, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/20/1996
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-140, registration: N7561R
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The pilot lost directional control during the landing roll, exited the runway, and collided with an airport sign. The pilot said that he lost control of the airplane due to the prevailing 30 to 40-degree crosswind component between 15 and 25 knots.

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

the pilot's inadequate compensation for the crosswind condition and subsequent failure to maintain directional control. The crosswind was a factor.

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