NTSB Identification: CHI97LA013.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, October 23, 1996 in ALLIANCE, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/23/1997
Aircraft: Piper PA-18, registration: N3939Z
Injuries: 2 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.

The instructor-pilot reported that the airspeed was a 'little fast' during the landing transition. At touchdown the airplane started veering right. Then the student overcorrected and the aircraft veered off the runway to the left. The instructor-pilot reported that he came on the controls; the airplane entered a ground loop and the left wing impacted the ground.

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

the instructor-pilot's inadequate supervision by not taking timely action after the student started losing directional control. A factor was the loss of directional control by the student pilot.

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