NTSB Identification: NYC06CA087.
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Accident occurred Sunday, April 02, 2006 in Warrenton, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/29/2006
Aircraft: Taylorcraft BC12-D, registration: N43497
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.

According to the pilot, during the landing flare, a gust of wind "caught" the tailwheel airplane, which then veered off the runway and into a ditch. The pilot also stated that the winds were variable at 10, gusting to 20 knots. The pilot did not report any mechanical anomalies with the airplane.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll. A factor was the gusting winds.

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