During the landing flare to a private field, the RV-12 encountered a crosswind from the southwest.
The wind pushed the airplane to the north and it landed prematurely on a high berm located to the north of the runway in Hatley, Wis.
The landing gear collapsed and the airplane was damaged by the post-impact fire.
The NTSB determined the probable cause as the pilot did not maintain control of the airplane while landing with a crosswind.
NTSB Identification: CEN13CA569
This August 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.