NTSB Identification: LAX01LA135.
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Accident occurred Sunday, April 01, 2001 in N. Las Vegas, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 172M, registration: N9572H
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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During an aborted landing the airplane collided with a fence and came to rest upright in a construction area on the airport. The pilot received wind information prior to landing, indicating that winds were from 140 degrees at 10 knots gusting to 20 knots. At the time of the accident the winds were from 190 degrees at 15 knots gusting to 20 knots. On the landing rollout the pilot applied the brakes; however, the airplane veered to the right of the runway. He attempted to counteract the movement with left rudder input. The airplane continued off the runway, and the pilot applied full throttle to abort the landing. The pilot placed the airplane in a climb attitude and made a shallow left bank. He saw the right wing pass over a box and simultaneously heard scraping. He then noted that the bank angle had increased and returned the airplane to straight-and-level flight and lowered the nose. He lined up on a dirt road and landed without further incident. There were no mechanical anomalies noted by the pilot with the airplane prior to or during the accident sequence.

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

The pilot's inadequate compensation for the existing crosswind condition, and his failure to maintain runway alignment.

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