NTSB Identification: LAX00LA183.
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Accident occurred Sunday, May 07, 2000 in GRAND CANYON, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/16/2003
Aircraft: Cessna T210L, registration: N1726X
Injuries: 3 Minor,2 Uninjured.
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During the landing roll the airplane veered to the right, went off the edge of the runway, and was then guided back over the runway by the pilot. The airplane crossed over the runway and veered off the left side before colliding with a culvert. A pilot-rated passenger seated in the right front seat described the approach and landing. Upon arrival in the airport traffic area, the pilot twice attempted to get a wind and runway advisory through the published airport UNICOM frequency (122.8) without success. He also stated that from their position the airport windsock, located within the segmented circle, appeared too small to be used in accurately determining wind direction. The pilot did not overfly the airfield, make a low pass along the runway, or make any other overt attempt to ascertain wind and runway information prior to landing. Observations at the airport indicated the wind was from 190 to 200 degrees, gusting 20 to 30 knots, at the time of the accident.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's inadequate compensation for a crosswind and his failure to maintain directional control during landing, resulting in the airplane veering off the runway and the subsequent collision with a culvert. Full narrative available
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