NTSB Identification: WPR12CA245
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 02, 2012 in Wenatchee, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/09/2012
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N3184D
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 during the takeoff ground roll with a left crosswind condition, the airplane began to swerve immediately after the tail came off the ground and the left wing rose. The pilot attempted to correct with aileron, rudder, and control stick inputs, but the airplane turned into the wind and the right wing and propeller contacted the ground. The airplane subsequently came to rest balanced on its right main landing gear, the propeller, and the right wing tip. The airplane's right wing and right aileron were substantially damaged as a result of impact damage with the runway surface. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during takeoff in a crosswind condition.

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