NTSB Identification: ATL96LA126.
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Accident occurred Thursday, September 12, 1996 in LYON, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/03/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 177, registration: N29464
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The student pilot was executing a touch and go landing on runway 18. During touchdown, the airplane encountered a gust of wind, the student lost directional control of the airplane, and the airplane was damaged. According to the student, the wind was calm during a previous touch-and-go landing; however, at the time of the accident the wind had increased to eight knots with gusts to twelve knots.

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

the student pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during a touch-and-go landing, which resulted in a ground swerve. The gusty crosswind condition was a related factor.

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