NTSB Identification: WPR09LA298
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 18, 2009 in Cameron Park, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/15/2009
Aircraft: Simmons Vans RV-8A, registration: N773JM
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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

During the landing roll on Runway 13, the pilot reported that the airplane was struck by a gust of wind and pushed off the runway where the propeller struck the ground, and the airplane nosed over. The pilot reported no mechanical problems with the airplane. Reported winds were from 230 degrees at 12 knots, gusting to 15 knots.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane while landing with gusting winds.

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