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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233820
Last updated: 10 March 2020
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Type:Piper PA 20
Registration: N7046K
C/n / msn: 20-154
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Canandaigua, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Niagara Falls, NY (NY49)
Destination airport:Canandaigua, NY (IUA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during landing, the left wing raised, and the airplane "violently turned left." The pilot attempted to recover, but the airplane ground looped and nosed over.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, right wing lift strut, and rudder.
The pilot 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, which resulted in a ground loop.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

10-Mar-2020 09:42 ASN Update Bot Added

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