Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2010 Issue

September 10, 2010, Atkinson, Kan., Piper PA-22

The pilot was landing to the west. Winds reported at the time of the accident were from 330 degrees at 11 knots, with gusts to 15 knots. The pilot said he was about five to seven feet above the ground and about to touch down when "a big crosswind" came under his right wing and he lost control. The airplane impacted the grassy area to the left of the runway.

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