NTSB Identification: MIA97LA131.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, April 09, 1997 in STUART, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/05/1997
Aircraft: Piper PA-34-200, registration: N2HS
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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The pilot stated he was landing with a gusty quartering crosswind. He maintained a higher speed to compensate for the gusts, touched down, bounced and the nose gear collided with the runway. Review of weather conditions revealed no recorded record of turbulence, downdrafts, gusts, or windshear.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during a crosswind landing. Factors were the crosswind and his improper level off.

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