NTSB Identification: ANC88LA098.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36345.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 27, 1988 in NORTHWAY, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 180A, registration: N5327D
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 COMMERCIALLY CERTIFICATED PILOT WAS LANDING AT NORTHWAY, AK., WHEN THE AIRPLANE GROUND-LOOPED TO THE LEFT. HE REPORTEDLY HAD ALSO GROUND-LOOPED THE SAME AIRPLANE WHEN HE LANDED AT WHITEHORSE, CANADA, JUST PRIOR TO THE LANDING AT NORTHWAY. A POST-ACCIDENT INSPECTION OF THE AIRPLANE DISCOVERED THAT THE RIGHT RUDDER RETURN SPRING WAS NOT CONNECTED, CAUSING THE AIRPLANE TO VEER TO THE LEFT UPON TOUCHDOWN. THE PILOT HAD RECENTLY PURCHASED THE AIRPLANE AND WAS ON A PLEASURE FLIGHT TO ALASKA. HIS TOTAL TAIL-WHEEL EXPERIENCE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WAS ABOUT 35 HOURS.

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,RUDDER CONTROL..DISCONNECTED

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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