NTSB Identification: FTW97LA204.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, May 27, 1997 in OLNEY, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/15/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 180, registration: N9408C
Injuries: 3 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.
According to the pilot, there was a right quartering crosswind present during the landing. After an initial touchdown on the right main wheel, the airplane became airborne again, and its nose turned into the wind. The tailwheel equipped airplane then touched down 'sideways' and 'ground-looped to the right.' The left main gear collapsed, and the left wing tip contacted the ground.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the pilot's inadequate compensation for the crosswind, which resulted in a loss of dirctional control, a ground loop, and a collapsed main gear. The crosswind was a related factor. Full narrative available
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