NTSB Identification: LAX02LA233.
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Accident occurred Monday, July 15, 2002 in St. Johns, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/29/2004
Aircraft: Beech S35, registration: N864T
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

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The pilot lost control of the airplane upon encountering a wind gust during landing rollout on runway 21. During the sequence, the left wing contacted the runway surface and the airplane veered off the runway. Before landing, the pilot had flown over the airport, observed its windsock, and received the automated weather information. Nothing unusual occurred during the final approach. Following the gust encounter, the pilot regained control of the airplane and redirected it back onto the runway. Five minutes earlier, the local weather report indicated that the wind was from 300 degrees at 4 knots. There were no reports of gusts.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control following an encounter with a wind gust.

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