NTSB Identification: MIA97LA153.
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Accident occurred Sunday, May 04, 1997 in MOBILE, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/29/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 182P, registration: N1530M
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 stated he made a smooth landing after completing an ILS approach. The airplane started to weather vane to the right, the pilot lost directional control, and the airplane went off the runway to the right. The pilot initially stated he could not remember if he applied any aileron or rudder input before going off the side of the runway, but recanted his statement in the Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report. The airplane collided with a runway light, and the nosegear collapsed after the airplane went off the runway. Examination of the brakes, airframe, and flight control systems revealed no evidence of a precrash mechanical failure or malfunction.

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 during landing rollout, which resulted in a collision with a runway light.

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