NTSB Identification: CEN10CA120
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, February 13, 2010 in Austin, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/15/2010
Aircraft: AVIAT A1, registration: N741MA
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.

As the airplane touched down in a “full stall three point landing” the pilot said that he encountered a gust of wind that lifted the right wing and that he could not prevent the airplane from drifting to the left. He applied power and attempted a go-around, but the airplane became airborne for only a “short distance” before impacting terrain on the left side of the runway. There was substantial damage to the right wing, right main landing gear, and structural damage to the fuselage; there were no injuries to the two persons on board.

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 and his failure to properly execute a go-around.

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