NTSB Identification: ERA10CA054
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 07, 2009 in Jacksonvile, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/03/2010
Aircraft: PIPER PA32, registration: N100LW
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 landed on runway 11 after conducting a VFR approach to the airport following a cross country flight. According to the pilot, a cross wind pushed the airplane to the right hand side of the runway while on the landing rollout. The pilot stated that he overcorrected for the crosswind and exited the runway to the left. The runway excursion subsequently resulted in the collapse of the nose gear, damage to the propeller and wrinkled the firewall. The pilot was uninjured in the accident. There were no prior mechanical anomalies reported. The wind at the time of the accident was from 070 degrees at 8 knots with gusts up to 17 knots.

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

The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during landing in gusty crosswind conditions.

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