NTSB Identification: SEA96LA118.
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Accident occurred Saturday, June 08, 1996 in KALISPELL, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/03/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 180, registration: N2411C
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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While landing in constantly changing winds, the pilot was unable to maintain direction control of the tailwheel equipped aircraft. After the aircraft exited the right side of the runway, the left main gear collapsed after coming in contact with soft, wet terrain.

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

failure of the pilot to maintain directional control, due to inadequate compensation for wind conditions. Factors relating to the accident were: the crosswind and soft/wet terrain near the edge of the runway.

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