NTSB Identification: LAX05CA142.
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Accident occurred Thursday, April 21, 2005 in Chino, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/07/2005
Aircraft: Rankin Quickie Q2, registration: N8337F
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 veered off the runway and collided with a runway light during landing. The pilot had landed his airplane in a crab with a left 20-degree 15-knot crosswind. He said his efforts at redirecting the airplane away from the light were not successful and the airplane collided with the runway light. The pilot had departed from the airport about 45 minutes before the accident. At the time of his departure, the wind was essentially the same as when the accident occurred.

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

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

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