NTSB Identification: CEN12CA596
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 01, 2012 in Colfax, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/11/2012
Aircraft: ARVOLD JORDON R CH 750, registration: N32JA
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 airplane was landing on a grass strip toward the west. The pilot stated that the airplane touched down on the centerline of the runway and was slowing down when the airplane encountered a strong gust of wind from the right. The pilot was unable to correct for the gust of wind and the airplane impacted trees on the left side of the runway. Examination of the airplane revealed that the right wing spar was broken, and the left wing spar was bent. The pilot stated that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation. The wind at the time of the accident was recorded as 090 degrees at 9 knots.

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

The pilot did not maintain control of the airplane while landing with a gusty crosswind.

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