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NTSB Identification: GAA18CA364
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 17, 2018 in Sebring, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/18/2019
Aircraft: CESSNA 182T, registration: N6284X
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that, after landing in crosswind conditions, the airplane veered right, exited the runway, and nosed over. The airplane came to rest upside down on the sandy grass adjacent to the runway.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and empennage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The automated weather observation system at the airport reported that, about 6 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 080º at 6 knots. The pilot landed the airplane on runway 1 and reported that the wind speed was 21 knots.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
  • The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during landing with a crosswind.