NTSB Identification: DEN08IA080
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Sunday, April 13, 2008 in Erie, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/28/2008
Aircraft: Hill Hatz CB-1, registration: N8032Y
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

While landing on runway 33, the airplane encountered a gust of wind. The pilot reported the winds were from 040 degrees at 7 knots and gusting. The main landing gear touched down followed by the tailwheel. When the tailwheel touched down, "the airplane swerved sharply to the right." The airplane departed the runway and impacted the edge of an adjacent taxiway surface. Examination of the airplane showed minor damage to the landing gear, left wing tip and firewall. The firewall for this airframe is not considered as major structure affecting the structural strength of the airplane.

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

the pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing. A contributing factor was the gusty wind conditions.

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