NTSB Identification: DFW06CA035.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, November 23, 2005 in New Braunfels, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/2006
Aircraft: Cessna P206, registration: N2564X
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 700-hour private pilot was unable to maintain directional control of the tricycle gear single-engine airplane while taking off from Runway 31. The pilot stated that during takeoff, a gust of wind raised the left wing, causing the right wing tip to impact the runway. The nose of the airplane then came down, which resulted in the propeller impacting the ground. The airplane departed the right side of the 5,352-foot long by 100-foot wide runway, coming to rest in an upright position in the grassy area between the runway and taxiway. The pilot reported having accumulated a total of 130 hours in the same make and model. Thirty-six minutes after the accident, the automated weather station, located on the airfield, was reporting winds from 270 degrees at 16 knots, gusting to 22 knots.

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

The pilot's improper compensation for the existing wind conditions resulting in a loss of control. A contributing factor was the gusty crosswind.

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