NTSB Identification: WPR10CA322
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 29, 2010 in Sequim, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/21/2010
Aircraft: CONSOLIDATED AERONAUTICS INC. LAKE LA-4-200, registration: N2990P
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 after an uneventful local flight, he was blinded by the sun as it suddenly appeared through the clouds during the landing flare. Subsequently, the airplane exited the runway into a ditch, substantially damaging the left wing and fuselage. The pilot reported no mechanical failures or malfunctions prior to the accident.

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 due to an encounter with sun glare.

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