NTSB Identification: SEA97LA107.
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Accident occurred Saturday, May 10, 1997 in ONTARIO, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/14/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 170B, registration: N8224A
Injuries: 1 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 that the airplane encountered a gust of wind as the pilot was flaring for a three-point, full-stall landing on runway 14. The pilot stated that the gust 'lifted the left wing' and the tail veered to the right. The pilot attempted to maintain directional control of the airplane and was not successful. During the pilot's attempted corrections, the airplane veered off the runway. The right main landing gear collapsed as it encountered rough terrain. The airplane's right wing impacted the ground and the airplane flipped over onto its right side. No preimpact mechanical deficiencies were reported.

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

The pilot's failure to adequately compensate for the wind conditions. A factor contributing to the accident was gusting winds.

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