Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary CEN21LA403

Gunnison, CO, USA

Aircraft #1




The pilot reported that he landed with a quartering tailwind. When the tailwheel touched down, the wind pushed the tail to the right and the airplane ground looped. The airplane came to rest upright off the left side of the runway and sustained substantial damage to the right wing and fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control of the airplane after landing with a quartering tailwind.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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