NTSB Identification: LAX00LA142.
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Accident occurred Monday, April 10, 2000 in JACKSON, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/17/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 305A, registration: N4583V
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The pilot reported the winds were 270 at 4 knots, and runway 19 was in use. He flared high and the airplane bounced, so he added power. As the airplane settled to the runway in a 3-point landing, the tail swung to the left. He tapped the left brake in an attempt to realign the airplane and the airplane suddenly veered left 30 degrees to the runway. The pilot applied right aileron, right rudder, and added power. He departed the runway about 20 degrees off the runway heading and collided with a boulder 30 feet from the runway edge.

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

failure of the pilot to adequately compensate for a crosswind condition, resulting in a loss of directional control and collision with a rock.

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