Aircraft: Beech Bonanza Injuries: None. Location: Cheyenne, Wyo. Aircraft damage:
What reportedly happened: The pilot stated that he was landing with a 40° crosswind.
During the flare, when the airplane was about 5 feet above ground level, the airplane veered to the right. The pilot was unable to regain control of the airplane before it touched down and went off the runway, down an embankment, and into a fence.
Probable cause: The pilot’s inadequate compensation for the crosswind, which resulted in a loss of directional control.
NTSB Identification: WPR12CA068
This December 2011 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.