NTSB Identification: LAX05CA127.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, March 30, 2005 in Chino, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/07/2005
Aircraft: Cessna 172L, registration: N7832G
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The airplane veered off the runway and nosed over during the landing rollout. The pilot's first landing attempt was unsuccessful due to an unstabilized approach in a gusty crosswind condition. The pilot was able to maintain a stabilized approach during the second landing. The pilot reported that after touchdown the airplane was struck by a gust of wind. The right wing dipped down, the nose pitched forward, and the propeller struck the runway. The airplane veered off the runway and came to rest inverted. Tower personnel reported winds from 040 degrees at 22 knots, gusting to 30 knots, at the time of the accident. The pilot stated that the airplane and engine had no mechanical failures or malfunctions prior to the accident.

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

the pilot's inadequate compensation for a gusting crosswind and his failure to maintain directional control.

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