Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary WPR23LA020

Hot Springs, MT, USA

Aircraft #1




The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, the airplane touched down in a three-point attitude and slightly ballooned. After the airplane touched down again, the airplane swerved to the left, started to rotate, and subsequently ground looped. The right wing and aileron were substantially damaged. 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 failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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