Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary WPR21LA274

Independence, OR, USA

Aircraft #1




The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, he was landing with a light wind. Upon touchdown, the airplane veered to the left and the pilot applied right rudder control and brake, but the airplane exited the runway and ground looped. The right wing collided with the ground and sustained substantial damage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot's loss of directional control while landing, which resulted in a runaway excursion and subsequent ground loop.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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