NTSB Identification: SEA97LA127.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, June 03, 1997 in BRIGHAM CITY, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/29/1998
Aircraft: Cessna 182, registration: N6302A
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 was executing his second touch-and-go landing using full flaps on the 7,500 foot long runway. He reported a left quartering headwind of 10 knots with gusts to 18 knots. During the landing, the airplane encountered a gust. The aircraft touched down in a left crab, and the right wing struck the ground, during which the nose landing gear collapsed. During a subsequent ground slide, a fire developed in the engine area, which consumed the aircraft after coming to rest.

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

failure of the pilot to maintain proper runway alignment during the landing. The gusty quartering crosswind was a related factor.

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