NTSB Identification: NYC02LA087.
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Accident occurred Friday, April 19, 2002 in Smithville, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/17/2003
Aircraft: Cessna 150H, registration: N502MA
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot reported that he was practicing take-off's and landings on runway 28, and on his fourth landing, the airplane was hit by a strong gust of wind. The pilot reported that he added power to perform a go-around, but was unable to keep the airplane on the runway. About 1705, the airplane departed the runway on the left side, crossed a bank, and nosed over in a field. The recorded weather recorded at the airport at 1652 included winds from 270 degrees at 8 knots. At 1707, the winds were reported from 340 degrees at 7 knots with gusts to 26 knots.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control. A factor was the gusty winds

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