NTSB Identification: CHI05CA123.
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Accident occurred Sunday, May 22, 2005 in Madison, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/13/2005
Aircraft: Cessna C-172M, registration: N13558
Injuries: 4 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 was damaged when it nosed over during landing. The pilot reported that a gust of wind caused the airplane to move to the right of the runway center during landing. While attempting to recover, the main landing wheel and then the nose wheel contacted the soft grass. The nose wheel stuck in the soft grass and the airplane nosed over. The winds at the time of the accident were 310 degrees at 13 knots, gusting to 24 knots.

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

The pilot's inadequate compensation for the wind conditions and his failure to maintain directional control. Factors were the gusty winds and the soft ground.

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