NTSB Identification: DEN07CA056.
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Accident occurred Friday, January 26, 2007 in Olathe, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/26/2007
Aircraft: Cessna 172R, registration: N2621Z
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 pilot stated that during a hard landing, the airplane bounced and departed the runway to the east. The airplane impacted terrain resulting in substantial damage. An examination of the airplane systems revealed no anomalies. The winds at the time of the accident were from 210 degrees at 11 knots with gusts to 18 knots. The maximum demonstrated crosswind component for the accident airplane is listed as 15 knots. The calculated crosswind component for this landing, with an 18 knot gust, was 17 knots.

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

The pilot's improper flare during landing and failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll. Factors were the gusting winds and the crosswinds.

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