NTSB Identification: CHI00LA030.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, November 10, 1999 in SAINT CHARLES, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/2000
Aircraft: North American T-6G, registration: N9627C
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.

The airplane was landing on runway 18 (3,801 feet by 75 feet, dry/asphalt) when it departed the left side of the runway. In a written statement, the pilot said that the automated weather observing system (AWOS) was reporting wind at 250 degrees at 15 knots. He said that he, '...elected to land on runway 18, since it is longer than runway 27, (3,801 [feet] vs. 2,000 [feet]).' The pilot stated that as the tail started to come down, the airplane started to drift to the left and he attempted to correct with right aileron and right rudder. The pilot said that he then attempted a go-around but the aircraft did not climb and the left wing struck the ground. The aircraft came to rest about 200 to 300 feet off the left side of the runway. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunction in his report. An on scene examination of the right wheel and brake assembly was performed. The wheel rotated freely and no anomalies were found during a teardown inspection of the right wheel and brake assembly.

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

the pilot's failure to maintain directional control on landing. A factor was the crosswind.

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