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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58852
Last updated: 24 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170
Registration: N2332D
C/n / msn: 20484
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Homer, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Anchorage, AK
Destination airport:Homer, AK
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private pilot reported he was landing his tailwheel airplane on a hard-surfaced runway with approximately a 9 knot tailwind. During the landing roll, the airplane swerved, and when he could not correct the swerve with the rudder and brakes, he attempted to rapidly apply engine power to gain more control, but the engine hesitated, and the airplane did a ground loop to the right, striking the left wing on the runway. During the ground loop the left aileron sustained substantial damage. The pilot indicated that there were no preaccident mechanical problems with the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll, resulting in a ground loop and substantial damage to the airplane. Factors contributing to the accident were a tailwind, and the pilot's decision to land downwind.



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 12:11 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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