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: Zenith CH-250. Injuries: None. Location: Hollister, Mo. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land in a crosswind. The airplane swerved to the left and right of centerline two times before veering off the right side of the runway. The airplane traveled down a slope covered with wet grass and hit an elevated service road and culvert. The airplane sustained substantial damage when the nose and right main landing gear collapsed.
Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during landing.
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