NTSB Identification: ANC05CA091.
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Accident occurred Monday, July 04, 2005 in Nome, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/20/2005
Aircraft: Piper PA-20, registration: N7440K
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 private pilot was landing on a ridgeline, which required a correction for a right crosswind. During the landing roll, a gust of wind lifted the right wing, and the pilot applied full right aileron and full engine power in an attempt to abort the landing. During the aborted landing, the right main landing gear collapsed, and the airplane nosed over. The pilot noted that there were no preaccident mechanical anomalies with the airplane.

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, which resulted in the collapse of the main landing gear, and a nose over. A factor associated with the accident was a crosswind.

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