NTSB Identification: CEN11CA290
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, April 14, 2011 in Park Falls, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/12/2011
Aircraft: CESSNA 182H, registration: N8364S
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.

While on final approach to the runway, the airplane encountered unexpected wind, and the student pilot decided to abort the landing. He then applied full throttle and increased pitch. During the attempted aborted landing, a right quartering tailwind blew the airplane off the runway area, and the left wing and nose wheel contacted the terrain. The airplane came to rest upright adjacent to the runway and sustained substantial damage to the engine firewall and both wings. The student pilot stated there were no anomalies with the airframe or engine. He recommended that the accident could have been prevented if he maintained sufficient airspeed during final approach.

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

The student pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during an aborted landing.

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