NTSB Identification: WPR10CA152
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, March 06, 2010 in Camarillo Airport, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/01/2010
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N23FR
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 reported that he performed a go-around on the previous approach due to what he described as a "stiff crosswind". During the second approach and landing, the airplane touched down on the runway and the pilot raised the wing flaps. He stated that the airplane was "buffeted around by wind" and he applied power to initiate a takeoff. The pilot stated that as the airplane's speed increased, it veered left from the runway centerline and exited the runway. After exiting the runway, the airplane encountered soft terrain and nosed over, which resulted in substantial damage to both wings and vertical stabilizer. The pilot reported that the winds at the time of the accident were variable at 10 knots, gusting to 18 knots. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical deficiencies with the airplane prior to the accident.

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

The pilot's inadequate compensation for the crosswind gusts and failure to maintain directional control during landing.

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