NTSB Identification: CHI96LA182.
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Accident occurred Friday, May 31, 1996 in FESTUS, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/16/1996
Aircraft: Mooney M20F, registration: N9532M
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 stated that he was unable to regain alignment with the runway after a gust of wind moved the airplane to the left of the runway. The left wing dragged on the ground, the airplane turned to the left, and impacted a hangar. The airplane was landing on runway 18. The pilot said the wind was from 190 to 270 degrees at 15 knots with gusts to 20 knots at the time of the accident.

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

the pilot's not maintaining proper alignment with the runway and his inadequate compensation for wind conditions. A factor was the crosswind condition.

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