NTSB Identification: FTW99LA259.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 12, 1999 in JEANERETTE, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 182J, registration: N2751F
Injuries: 1 Minor,4 Uninjured.

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The pilot reported that after takeoff he saw an approaching thunderstorm and returned to the airport to land on runway 21. The pilot stated that when he arrived at the airport there was a 90-degree crosswind. He estimated that the wind was 120 degrees at 25 knots, with 5-10 knot gusts. The pilot further reported that as the airplane touched down, 'a gust of wind kept the wheels from settling so I could not brake effectively,' and the aircraft ran off the end of the 3,000-foot-long runway and impacted a fence and a ditch.

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

The pilot's failure to attain the proper touchdown point resulting in the aircraft overrunning the runway on landing roll. A factor was the gusty crosswind condition.

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