NTSB Identification: IAD01LA052.
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Accident occurred Saturday, April 28, 2001 in ANNAPOLIS, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/18/2001
Aircraft: Piper J3-C65, registration: N26096
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The airplane had just landed on runway 30 at Lee Airport (ANP), Annapolis, Maryland, when a gust of wind blew the right wing straight up and caused the left wheel and wing tip to contact the ground. The airplane then turned around 180 degrees, and came to rest upright to the left side of the runway. The pilot stated that during the landing approach, the wind was blowing right down the runway about 11 knots, and there was no need to do a crosswind landing. Weather at Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), Baltimore, Maryland, was reported as winds from 040 degrees at 9 knots, gusting to 17 knots. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical deficiencies.

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

pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing. A factor was the crosswind.

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