NTSB Identification: ANC94LA062.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, May 31, 1994 in KOTZEBUE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1995
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N4320Z
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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DURING A CROSSWIND LANDING, WHILE DOING A SERIES OF TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS WITH A PASSENGER, THE PILOT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND THE AIRCRAFT GROUND LOOPED.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL NOT MAINTAINED BY THE PILOT IN COMMAND. A FACTOR IN THE ACCIDENT WAS THE INADVERTANT GROUND LOOP/SWERVE.

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