Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary WPR13CA372

Aurora, OR, USA

Aircraft #1

N6939K

PIPER PA-20

Analysis

Same as Factual Information

Factual Information

The pilot reported that during the landing roll, the airplane encountered a wind gust from the right, which caused the airplane to weathervane to the right. He said that due to the airplanes slow speed, left rudder was ineffective, and by the time he applied left brake the airplane had ground-looped. The left main landing gear collapsed, and the left wing sustained substantial damage. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilots failure to maintain directional control while landing in gusting wind conditions, which resulted in a ground-loop.

 

Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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