MIA06CA131
MIA06CA131

On August 17, 2006, about 1100 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 182S airplane, N250CS, registered to, and operated by a private individual, as a Title 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight, incurred damage during landing at Pine Island Airport, Fort Myers, Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The private-rated pilot was not injured, and the aircraft incurred substantial damage. The flight originated from Marathon, Florida, the same day, about 1000.

The pilot stated that when he began the approach the wind was calm, and that the approach was normal and correct. He further stated that he touched down on the center of the runway at 65 knots, and the windsock still showed that the winds were calm. As he progressed about 400 feet during the landing rollout, the pilot said that a severe wind gust pushed him the left, and as the airplane was reacting to his control inputs, the left wing tip struck some brush, which put him into a hard left turn that he was unable to get control of. After a second wing tip strike he said that the airplane came to a soft stop about 200 feet from where the first strike occurred. The pilot said that prior to the accident there were no mechanical failures or malfunctions to the aircraft or any of its systems.

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