NTSB Identification: MIA99LA256.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 11, 1999 in CANTON, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/21/2000
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-140, registration: N6757W
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Witnesses stated that a wind gust caught the airplane while it was landing in a crosswind. The airplane veered to the left, exited the runway, and collided with an embankment. The pilot stated that he did not remember anything after initiating the landing flare. An examination of the airplane did not reveal any preexisting failure or malfunction which would have resulted in the accident.

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

the pilot's inadequate compensation for wind conditions and failure to maintain directional control during.

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