CHI07CA130
CHI07CA130

The tail-wheel airplane was substantially damaged during landing when it departed the runway and nosed over. The pilot noted that the intended destination was a planned fuel stop en route to his final destination. He stated that upon "entering the traffic pattern, it was apparent that the winds were stronger than forecast from the south. Upon landing, a gust of wind struck the plane." The airplane subsequently departed the runway pavement and nosed over. Surface winds in the vicinity were reported to be from 210 degrees at 19 knots, gusting to 30 knots. The pilot was landing on runway 27 (4,198 feet by 100 feet, asphalt) at the time of the accident. He noted that there were no malfunctions associated with the airplane prior to the accident.

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