NTSB Identification: FTW93LA227.
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Accident occurred Friday, July 30, 1993 in HARRISON, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/22/1994
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N2464P
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, AS THE TAIL OF THE AIRPLANE CAME OFF THE RUNWAY, THE PILOT APPLIED LEFT RUDDER TO KEEP THE AIRPLANE ALIGNED WITH THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE LEFT RUDDER PEDAL LOCKED AND THE AIRPLANE GROUNDLOOPED TO THE RIGHT. AN EXAMINATION OF THE RUDDER SYSTEM DID NOT REVEAL ANY ANOMALIES THAT WOULD HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

AN INADVERTENT GROUNDLOOP BY THE PILOT.

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