This April 2009 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: Remos. Injuries: 1 Serious. Location: Jefferson, Wash. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: A witness reported observing the airplane on approach to runway 9. The winds were coming from the south to southeast with light to sudden gusts of 25 to 30 mph.
The airplane appeared to be slow as it approached the runway. Suddenly the right wing rose up, and the plane nosed into the ground. It came to rest in a nose-down attitude after cartwheeling about 180°.
Probable cause: The pilot’s inadequate compensation for the gusty crosswinds conditions while approaching to land.
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