NTSB Identification: ANC89LA037.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37480.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 30, 1988 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N9278C
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 PILOT REPORTED THAT HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE DURING A POST-FLIGHT TAXI TO TIE DOWN. HE SAID THAT A SMALL FLASHLIGHT HAD FALLEN BEHIND THE LEFT RUDDER PEDAL AND LIMITED THE AMOUNT OF BRAKE AND RUDDER AVAILABLE FOR DIRECTIONAL CONTROL.

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,RUDDER CONTROL..MOVEMENT RESTRICTED

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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