This July 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 195. Injuries: None. Location: Lansing, Ill. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land in winds that were from the southwest at 15 knots, gusting to 26 knots. Shortly after touchdown, the left main landing gear collapsed due to an excessive side load. The airplane swerved to the right, and went off the runway.
Probable cause: The pilot’s inadequate compensation for the gusting crosswind condition during landing.
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