NTSB Identification: CHI91LA158.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43451.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 19, 1991 in SCOTTSBLUFF, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N66266
Injuries: 1 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 SAID THAT AFTER COMPLETING TWO TOUCH AND GOES, TO A FULL STOP, HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL ON THE THIRD LANDING. A GROUND LOOP ENSUED WHICH SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED THE AIRPLANE. THE PILOT WAS LANDING IN A 30 DEGREE CROSSWIND. THE PILOT HAD LOGGED 1.7 HOURS SOLO TIME IN THE TAIL WHEEL AIRCRAFT PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING THE LANDING ROLL. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE A CROSSWIND CONDITION AND LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT BY THE PILOT.

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