NTSB Identification: SEA98LA034.
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Accident occurred Thursday, October 09, 1997 in FRIDAY HARBOR, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/13/1998
Aircraft: Cessna U-206E, registration: N9428G
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 after taxiing in to park at the US Customs office, a gust from the 7 to 8 o'clock position brought the left wing up, followed by the tail of the aircraft. This resulted in the right wing striking the pavement, followed by a propeller strike. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the occurrence, with winds reported to be 22 knots, gusting to greater than 30 knots.

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

the pilot's failure to park with the aircraft headed into the wind in high wind conditions. A factor include the high wind condition.

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