NTSB Identification: SEA98LA036.
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Accident occurred Sunday, February 15, 1998 in BOZEMAN, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/08/1998
Aircraft: Piper PA-17, registration: N4835H
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The tailwheel airplane sustained substantial damage when the pilot lost directional control during takeoff and ground looped. Winds were calm at the time. The pilot stated that he 'got behind [it] and ground-looped.'

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during takeoff.

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