NTSB Identification: CHI94LA148.
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Accident occurred Thursday, May 05, 1994 in PRAIRIE DU SAC, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/07/1994
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN T-6G, registration: N3715G
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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THE PILOT STATED HE CIRCLED THE AIRPORT THEN MADE A LOW PASS PRIOR TO LANDING ON RUNWAY 18. HE STATED THAT DURING THE LANDING ROLL AS THE TAILWHEEL WAS SETTLING, THE AIRPLANE BEGAN TO GROUND LOOP TO THE RIGHT. HE WAS ABLE TO STOP THE GROUND LOOP; HOWEVER, THE AIRPLANE TRAVELED INTO A FRESHLY PLOWED FIELD THERE THE MAIN GEAR DUG INTO THE TERRAIN AND THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER.

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

inadequate compensation for wind conditions which resulted in a failure to maintain directional control. Factors associated with the accident were the crosswind conditions and the soft terrain.

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