NTSB Identification: NYC99LA170.
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Accident occurred Thursday, July 08, 1999 in ERWINNA, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/03/2000
Aircraft: Pilatus B-4, registration: N20RK
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot flew a left traffic pattern to Runway 23. On short final approach, approximately 100 feet from the runway threshold, a gust of wind forced the glider to the left, into trees. At an airport approximately 17 miles away, at 1551, the reported winds were from 280 degrees at 10 knots, gusting to 19 knots, an varying from 250 to 320 degrees.

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

The pilot-in-command's failure to maintain aircraft control.

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