NTSB Identification: CHI96LA257.
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Accident occurred Sunday, July 28, 1996 in NAPOLEON, ND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/16/1996
Aircraft: Cessna 188, registration: N5708G
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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During landing, the airplane encountered what the pilot described as a light, left crosswind. He said he corrected for the crosswind by lowering the left wing and applying opposite rudder to keep the nose straight. He said the airplane began drifting (skipping) to the right. He then applied full left rudder and the airplane ground looped to the right. The onscene investigation found the left wing main spar and skin had wrinkles in them, and the left main landing gear leg was protruding through the right wing.

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

the pilot's improper use of the rudder to correct the airplane's drift to the right. A factor was the pilot's inadequate compensation for the crosswind.

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