NTSB Identification: IAD01LA045.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, April 18, 2001 in Cedarville, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/23/2002
Aircraft: Cessna 182N, registration: N9174G
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The pilot performed an approach to runway 30. During the landing flare, the airplane drifted to the right of the runway and impacted a tree. The pilot stated that he miscalculated the "buffeting" of the airplane during the flare, and reported there were no mechanical deficiencies. The winds reported at the time of the accident at an airport 10 miles to the northwest, were from 300 degrees at 14, gusting to 22 knots.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing flare. A factor was the wind gusts.

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