NTSB Identification: SEA88LA052.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35673.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 25, 1988 in YAKIMA, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135, registration: N8919C
Injuries: 2 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 HAD JUST PURCHASED THE AIRCRAFT AND WAS PRACTICING TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS. ON THE FIRST LANDING ATTEMPT, DURING THE GROUND ROLL AFTER TOUCHDWN, THE PILOT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND THE AIRCRAFT GROUND LOOPED.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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