ATL96LA082
ATL96LA082

On April 26, 1996, at 1245 central daylight time, a Aero Commander 100-180, N4090X, nosed over during an attempted crosswind landing at the Huntington Carrol County Airport in McKenzie, Tennessee. The personal flight was being operated under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91 with no flight plan filed. Visual weather conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The airplane was substantially damaged. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. The flight departed Millington, Tennessee, at 1145.

Upon arriving at Huntington Carrol County Airport, the pilot stated that the winds were out of the west-northwest at thirteen knots. The airport wind sock showed that the prevailing winds favored runway 19. The pilot entered the traffic pattern for runway 19. After the touchdown on the runway, the pilot stated that a gust of wind caused the right wing to come up quickly. He also stated that when the right main gear came back down on the runway, it sustained damage. The aircraft departed the runway, and nosed over in the sod area adjacent to the runway. No mechanical problems were reported by the pilot.

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