Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary CEN21LA451

Eden Prairie, MN, USA

Aircraft #1




The pilot reported he had landed at his destination airport in his tailwheel-equipped airplane and was turning off the runway onto the taxiway when the airplane’s right wing dipped and struck the runway. The airplane subsequently ground looped, nosed over and came to rest inverted. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and left horizontal stabilizer. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. The pilot also reported that the degree and speed of the turn resulted in the wing striking the runway.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll resulting in a ground loop.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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