NTSB Identification: SEA00LA055.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, March 22, 2000 in ROUNDUP, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 180K, registration: N75CD
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The private pilot was landing the tailwheel-equipped airplane on a dry, paved runway. During the landing roll-out, the aircraft began to weathervane and drift left of centerline. The pilot stated he tried to compensate using brake and rudder, but the aircraft continued off the runway and ground-looped. Winds at the time of the accident, as reported by the pilot, were from south at 10-20 knots. No malfunctions or failures were reported with the aircraft's directional control system.

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

The pilot's failure to adequately compensate for wind conditions and subsequent loss of control.

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