NTSB Identification: MIA98LA116.
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Accident occurred Monday, March 30, 1998 in MYRTLE BEACH, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/08/1998
Aircraft: Piper PA-18-135, registration: N2150A
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 pilot-in-command (PIC) was conducting a familiarization flight. The PIC said that after touchdown on runway 23, he 'lost directional control.' The aircraft veered left, then veered to the right; he then tried to add left brake with no success. While veering right the aircraft tipped up and dragged the left wing. He then taxied to the ramp to inspect the aircraft. According to the FAA Inspector that was at the crash site, '...during a crosswind landing on runway 23...the pilot lost directional control of his aircraft.' The pilot said that the wind was gusty and from the south. The reported winds at the time of the accident were from 180 degrees at 8 knots.

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

the pilot-in-command's failure to maintain directional control after landing.

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