NTSB Identification: CEN10CA547
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 19, 2010 in Houma, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/05/2011
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N436ND
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.

During landing, the airplane encountered a crosswind and the pilot experienced a loss of directional control. The airplane departed off the side of the runway and the left wing collided with a runway sign, resulting in substantial damage to the leading edge of the wing. The airport's weather reporting station reported that at the time of the accident there was a crosswind of 8 knots. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

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

The pilot’s inadequate compensation for the crosswind while landing, which resulted in a loss of directional control.

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