NTSB Identification: SEA02LA105.
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Accident occurred Sunday, June 23, 2002 in Idaho Falls, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/25/2003
Aircraft: Cessna 180K, registration: N2801K
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

In a written statement, the pilot related that the "Winds were 8 knots but shifting from 140 degrees to 210 degrees", on his approach to the runway. The pilot stated that after landing on the right tire, he reduced power to the engine. Before the left tire had touched down he related that, "the aircraft pivoted on the right tire and shot to [his] left." In an attempt to regain control, he applied full power, however the aircraft slid off the runway, and came to rest facing approximately 180 degrees from the landing direction. The 1353 METAR observation at Idaho Falls reported winds from 190 degrees at 10 knots.

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

The pilot's inadequate compensation for wind conditions during the landing roll. A crosswind was a factor.

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