NTSB Identification: SEA96LA217.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 22, 1996 in DRIGGS, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 182P, registration: N9017M
Injuries: 2 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 was making a personal use flight in VFR conditions. He reported that during the landing, the airplane encountered a strong gust of wind that put it into a skid, which he could not correct. The airplane then departed the runway and encountered soft dirt, where it nosed over.

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

the pilot's inadequate compensation for wind conditions and failure to maintain directional control of the airplane, which resulted in an inadvertent ground swerve. Factors relating to the accident were: the gusty wind and soft terrain beside the runway.

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