NTSB Identification: ERA11CA262
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 24, 2011 in Stow, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/22/2011
Aircraft: CESSNA U206G, registration: N304EB
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.

The pilot reported that he was approaching runway 3 in a slip with the flaps fully extended. During the flare, the airplane dropped suddenly, bounced, and became airborne again. The pilot stated that a quartering wind gust pushed the airplane to the left of the runway. He raised the flaps and added power in an attempt to go-around; but did not have enough area to clear trees located past the end of the runway. The pilot decreased the power, the airplane settled onto the runway, and then overran the runway into a swamp. The nose wheel plowed into the dirt and the airplane came to rest inverted, substantially damaging the wings and vertical stabilizer. The pilot stated he did not experience any mechanical problems with the airplane prior to the accident. Wind at the accident airport, recorded one hour prior to the accident was from 270 degrees at 10 knots, with gusts to 18 knots.

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

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

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