NTSB Identification: NYC00LA133.
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Accident occurred Saturday, May 13, 2000 in FOREST HILL, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/02/2001
Aircraft: Piper PA18-150, registration: N9432P
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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While landing on Runway 31, a 2,650 foot long, 50 foot wide asphalt runway, the airplane veered off the right side of the runway, where it impacted a parked airplane. Winds reported at an airport about 15 miles south of the accident site, were from 160 degrees at 5 knots. The pilot reported 183 hours of total flight experience; with 5 hours in tail-wheeled airplanes, all in the PA-18-150.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control while landing. Factors in this accident were the tailwind condition, and the pilot's lack of flight experience in tail-wheeled airplanes.

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