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The pilot assessed the wind as from 180 degrees at 10-15 kts. On the take off roll on strip 09 the tail was raised and the aircraft appeared to accelerate normally. It then encountered a wind gust. The right wing rose and the aircraft diverted left. The left main wheel contacted a drain on the left side of the strip and the aircraft overturned and came to rest inverted. Significant Factors The following factors were considered relevant to the development of the accident: 1. Decision by the pilot to operate in a gusty crosswind. 2. Probable encounter with a wind gust. 3. The pilot was unable to maintain directional control.
 
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