NTSB Identification: LAX06CA117.
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Accident occurred Thursday, February 16, 2006 in Prescott, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/30/2006
Aircraft: Cessna 172M, registration: N13514
Injuries: 3 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 surface during the landing roll and collided with a taxiway sign. After returning from a local area flight, the pilot completed an uneventful final approach and touchdown. While on the landing roll, the airplane began to veer to the right. The pilot was unable to counteract the veer and the airplane impacted a taxiway marker. The pilot reported the winds were variable at 15 knots, gusting to 20 knots. The pilot said there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures.

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

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

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