NTSB Identification: LAX98LA287.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, September 09, 1998 in SAN JOSE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/22/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 170B, registration: N8245A
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The pilot had been in the landing pattern with an instructor for approximately an hour. After his passenger arrived and took the instructor's place, he went out to practice a few more landings. He took off and made a normal 3-point landing. He retracted flaps, added full power, pushed forward on the yoke, and brought the tail up. Initially the airplane tracked straight down the runway, then began to drift and required him to apply left aileron and right rudder. As he adjusted to slightly realign the aircraft with the runway, it veered sharply and went into a grassy area off the runway and nosed over.

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

The pilot's inadequate compensation for the existing crosswind condition and failure to maintain directional control

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