Aircraft: Allegro 2000. Injuries: None. Location: Stonington, Maine. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land at a coastal airport when the plane encountered a strong right crosswind.
It landed hard on the right main landing gear, which subsequently collapsed.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and right wing.
Probable cause: The pilot’s inadequate landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing during crosswind conditions.
NTSB Identification: ERA11CA517
This August 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.