Aircraft: Zenith CH 750. Injuries: None. Location: Colfax, Wis. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land the airplane on a grass runway. The airplane touched down on the centerline of the runway and was slowing down when it encountered a strong gust of wind from the right.
The pilot was unable to correct for the gust of wind and the plane went off the side of the runway and into a stand of trees.
Probable cause: The pilot did not maintain control of the airplane while landing with a gusty crosswind.
NTSB Identification: CEN12CA596
This August 2012 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.