NTSB Identification: ATL96LA071.
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Accident occurred Sunday, March 31, 1996 in ORMOND BEACH, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/23/1996
Aircraft: MEEKER JUNGSTER-1, registration: N8VM
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot stated that after landing, the airplane started to drift to the left, when braking action was initiated. According to the pilot, the airplane ground looped before he could compensate. Both the upper and lower left wings of the aircraft were torn off after contact with the runway surface. Examination of the aircraft failed to disclose a previous mechanical problem. The pilot also stated that his limited experience in tail wheel aircraft caused the aircraft to get away from him.

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

the pilot's failure to maintain directional control during a landing, which resulted in a ground loop. A factor relating to the accident was: the pilot's lack of total experience in type of aircraft.

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