NTSB Identification: NYC01LA110.
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Accident occurred Sunday, April 22, 2001 in Honesdale, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/30/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 172K, registration: N79210
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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According to the pilot, he entered the landing pattern for multiple landings on Runway 35. During the second landing, he encountered what he believed to be "variable cross/tail wind gusts" during landing rollout. The airplane veered off the runway, and onto an adjacent, water-saturated turf runway. The wheels furrowed into the turf, and the propeller and right wing struck the ground. There were no weather reporting facilities at the airport, and the nearest airport that had reporting facilities was approximately 25 nautical miles to the southwest, and separated by mountainous terrain. Weather, recorded at that airport about 25 minutes after the accident, included clear skies and winds from 230 degrees at 6 knots.

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

The pilot's loss of directional control during the landing roll. A factor was gusting winds.

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