Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2010 Issue

December 5, 2009, Diamond Point, Wash., Cessna 172M

While on final approach, the pilot encountered a right crosswind, and then up- and downdrafts as she crossed over a cliff under the flight path. The pilot said the touchdown was uneventful but, as the airplane slowed during the landing roll, it encountered a right crosswind gust, and the right wing lifted.

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