The pilot reported that during landing at the airport in Livermore, California, in a gusting tailwind from the right, the Cessna 182 touched down, exited the left side of the runway, and hit runway lights and taxiway signs. The airplane continued across the adjoining taxiway, and then came to a stop.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left main landing gear attachment points.
The pilot reported that the wind at the time of the landing was from 350° at 12 knots, and gusting to 19 knots. He landed on Runway 25R.
The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll with a gusting tailwind, which resulted in a runway excursion and collision with runway lights and taxiway signage.
This February 2019 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.
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