NTSB Identification: FTW00LA125.
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Accident occurred Friday, April 14, 2000 in ARLINGTON, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/2000
Aircraft: Bellanca 7ECA, registration: N2868Z
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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During the landing roll on runway 16, the 45-hour student pilot lost directional control of the tailwheel equipped airplane. The airplane exited the runway, encountered muddy ground, nosed over, and came to rest inverted. The wind was reported from 150 degrees at 15 knots. The pilot had never flown a tailwheel airplane prior to the accident flight, and according to the airplane owner, was only authorized to taxi the airplane following maintenance.

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

The failure of the pilot to maintain directional control during the landing roll. A factor was the pilot's total lack of experience in tailwheel airplanes.

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