WPR11CA237
WPR11CA237

Prior to entering the traffic pattern with the intention to land, the pilot contacted the pilot of an airplane that had just landed to inquire about the wind conditions. The pilot that had landed reported the wind was “a little squirrelly but not bad.” The pilot elected to continue his entry into the traffic pattern and made an uneventful landing. During the landing roll, the airplane veered to the left and exited the runway colliding with a tree and substantially damaging the left wing. At the time of the accident, the airport was reporting the wind as variable from 140 degrees to 200 degrees at 13 knots, gusting 32 knots. According to the pilot operating handbook, the maximum demonstrated crosswind component of the airplane is 17 knots. The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal flight.

Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsis
Return to Query Page