The pilot of the Piper Tri Pacer was attempting to land on Runway 34 at Pella, Iowa, while the wind was from 290° at 7 knots, resulting in a 50° crosswind.
He used a crosswind landing technique of using left aileron input and right rudder input at touchdown.
Shortly after touching down, the right wing and main landing gear began to raise up and the plane veered to the left.
The pilot’s attempts to correct were unsuccessful and the airplane went off the left side of the runway and nosed over. There were no injuries.
The NTSB determined the probable cause as the pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during landing.
NTSB Identification: CEN13CA290
This May 2013 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.