Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary ANC13CA078

McCarthy, AK, USA

Aircraft #1

N3897Z

PIPER PA-18-150

Analysis

Same as Factual Information

Factual Information

The pilot stated that during takeoff from a private airstrip, he lost directional control of the airplane, resulting in a ground loop and a nose over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and empennage. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilots loss of directional control during takeoff.

 

Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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