NTSB Identification: SEA99LA164.
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Accident occurred Thursday, September 16, 1999 in CRESCENT LAKE, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/02/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 182Q, registration: N22WR
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot flew over the airport to check the wind, and the windsock appeared to indicate that the wind was calm. She therefore continued around the pattern and landed on the end of the runway that was asphalt covered. During the flare, the aircraft dropped in from about four feet above the surface and bounced back into the air. Before it touched down again, it encountered a sudden crosswind from the right, which lifted the right wing higher into the air. Because the aircraft was in a left bank, it started to drift off the left side of the runway, and the pilot was unable to maintain enough directional control to keep it from departing the runway and impacting some nearby trees.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during a bounced landing. Factors include a sudden wind shift, a crosswind gust, and tall trees growing along the side of the airstrip.

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