NTSB Identification: CHI06CA122.
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Accident occurred Friday, April 28, 2006 in Madison, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/31/2006
Aircraft: Cessna 182T, registration: N1129P
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 airplane was engaged in a solo instructional flight when after landing on runway 21, the aircraft departed the left side of the runway. The airplane subsequently encountered a downhill slope and a ditch which caused the nose landing gear to collapse, resulting in substantial damage. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures associated with the airplane prior to the accident. Winds were from 140 degrees at 8 knots about the time of the accident.

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

The student pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing which resulted in a runway excursion and collapse of the nose landing gear. A contributing factor was the pilot's inadequate compensation for the crosswind condition. Additional factors were the downhill slope and the ditch encountered during the accident sequence.

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