Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary WPR23LA011

Monument Valley, UT, USA

Aircraft #1




The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during the flare for landing, the airplane encountered a wind gust and the airplane landed hard and bounced. The airplane veered to the left and subsequently ground looped off the runway. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the lower fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot’s loss of airplane control during the landing flare in gusting wind and subsequent loss of directional control during the landing roll.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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