NTSB Identification: DEN01LA080.
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Accident occurred Sunday, April 01, 2001 in Angel Fire, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/30/2001
Aircraft: Fox Pegazair 100, registration: N679WB
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The initial portion of the airplane's takeoff on runway 17 was normal. The wind was from 250 degrees at 15 knots. Just as the airplane lifted off, a crosswind blew it off the left side of the runway. The airplane struck a fence and nosed over. The pilot said that it was "likely that a wind gust in excess of the aircraft's capability was encountered."

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

the pilot's failure to maintain directional control during takeoff. A contributing factors was the gusty crosswind condition.

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