NTSB Identification: IAD97LA109.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, August 12, 1997 in LOUISVILLE, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/28/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 177, registration: N2827X
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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The pilot had completed two touch and go landings successfully to runway 14. During a third touch and go landing, the airplane touched down on the left side of the runway. The pilot stated that he attempted to perform a go-around; however, a cross wind caught the airplane and pushed it to the left side of the runway. The airplane veered off the left side of the runway and collided with trees and a fence. The pilot reported that there was no mechanical malfunction with the airplane or the engine. The reported winds at the time of the accident were from 200 degrees at 9 knots.

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

Inadequate compensation for wind conditions by the pilot.

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