NTSB Identification: WPR10CA088
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, December 19, 2009 in West Jordon, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/23/2010
Aircraft: AVIAT A1-A, registration: N17HY
Injuries: 2 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 reported that while on final approach a crosswind gust pushed the nose of the airplane to the left. The pilot corrected back to the runway centerline and after landing "...a wind gust turned the tail and accelerated a right turn or a ground loop. The left wing touched the ground and the left gear collapsed." The undercarriage of the airplane where the left main gear attaches to the fuselage sustained substantial damage.

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 during the landing roll in gusting wind conditions.

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