NTSB Identification: FTW96LA276.
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Accident occurred Monday, June 24, 1996 in EL PASO, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/24/1996
Aircraft: Piper PA-22-150, registration: N6048D
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

During the landing roll in a crosswind, the plane's tailwheel lock failed. The pilot subsequently lost control of the airplane. The plane went off the left side of the hard surface runway and ground looped.

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

loss of directional control due to the failure of the tailwheel lock. A factor was the crosswind.

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