NTSB Identification: NYC91LA253.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45785.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 29, 1991 in MANCHESTER, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/05/1993
Aircraft: North American T-6G, registration: N3167G
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING A DAYLIGHT APPROACH THE PILOT EXPERIENCED STRONGER THAN FORECASTED CROSSWINDS. DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE PILOT LOST CONTROL AND VEERED ABRUPTLY LEFT CAUSING THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR TO COLLAPSE AND RESULTING IN SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE AIRPLANE. WINDS WERE FROM 310 DEGREES AT 8 KNOTS GUSTING TO 14 KNOTS. TOWER PERSONNEL WERE PREPARING TO SHIFT FROM RUNWAY 17 TO RUNWAY 35 WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL. A FACTOR WAS THE UNFORECASTED STRONG CROSS WINDS.

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