CEN11CA353
CEN11CA353

According to a statement provided by the pilot, during a landing, the airplane was aligned with the runway when an unexpected wind gust pushed the airplane to the right side of the runway. He attempted to perform a go-around, however the right gear door struck an airfield sign. The pilot then elected to stop and brought the throttle back to idle. The airplane continued through uneven terrain before coming to rest in an upright position. Substantial damage was sustained to the fuselage, empennage, vertical stabilizer, and elevators. The calculated crosswind at the time of the accident was estimated at 17 to 20 knots. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions.

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