This May 2008 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.
Aircraft: Cessna 182. Injuries: None. Location: Vandenberg, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: While on final approach, the pilot noted that the airplane was about 20 knots too fast. He further noted that he overcorrected for an eight- to 10-knot crosswind with the addition of too much rudder. After touchdown, the airplane veered off the right side of the runway, collapsing the nose landing gear and substantially damaging the fuselage undercarriage.
Probable cause: The pilot’s unstable approach and failure to maintain directional control during landing, which resulted in a veer off the runway.
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