NTSB Identification: CEN12CA413
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 29, 2012 in Newark, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/2012
Aircraft: CESSNA 182K, registration: N2591R
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.

Before the flight, the pilot checked the automated weather report for his destination airport and determined that there was a 6,000 foot ceiling with 6 knots of wind. The pilot departed on the flight. On arriving at his destination airport and while maneuvering to land, the pilot saw a weather front approaching rapidly from the northwest. The pilot perceived that he had to land the airplane before the weather front reached the airport. The pilot reported that the wind buffeted the airplane throughout the approach and landing. The pilot then taxied the airplane from the runway; however, during a turn, the airplane’s tail lifted up. The left wing and nosecone impacted the taxiway, and the airplane nosed over, coming to rest in the inverted position. The airplane’s wings and vertical fin were substantially damaged. Weather reporting facilities in the vicinity of the airport reported wind speeds in excess of 60 knots associated with the frontal passage.

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

The pilot's loss of control during taxi in strong wind conditions.

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