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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 229638
Last updated: 2 October 2019
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Date:03-JAN-2019
Time:15:25
Type:Piper PA 18-135
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N89018
C/n / msn: 18-3583
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Longmont, CO -
Phase:
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Longmont, CO (LMO)
Destination airport:Longmont, CO (LMO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that it was his first flight as pilot-in-command of the tundra tire- and tailwheel-equipped airplane. While on the fourth three-point landing to the concrete runway, after the tailwheel touched down, the airplane veered left. He corrected with right rudder and attempted to return to the runway centerline and then applied left rudder, but the airplane continued to veer right. Subsequently, the airplane ground looped to the right, and the left wing struck the ground.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and fuselage.
The owner of the airplane, who was seated in the rear seat, reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.




Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing.



Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20190103X62753&key=1

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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