NTSB Identification: DEN08CA146
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, August 28, 2008 in Denver, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/22/2009
Aircraft: Helie RV-6, registration: N190RV
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 rollout on runway 08, he lost directional control of the aircraft after encountering a left cross wind. Winds were reported as 000 at 10 knots. The pilot applied corrective control inputs, however the action was ineffective in stabilizing the airplane, which departed the left side of the runway. Examination of the airplane revealed the right wing spar and right aileron were bent.

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

The pilot failed to maintain directional control during landing. Contributing to the accident was the crosswind.

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