NTSB Identification: ANC89LA161.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40305.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 09, 1989 in YAKATAGA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/18/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N2355C
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.
AS THE PILOT WAS LANDING TOWARD EAST, THE AIRPLANE GROUND LOOPED TO THE LEFT. SUBSEQUENTLY, A WINGTIP, MAIN GEAR & THE PROPELLER WERE DAMAGED DURING THE OCCURRENCE. THE WIND WAS ESTIMATED TO BE FROM 270 DEG AT 10 KNOTS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND INADVERTENTLY ALLOWED THE AIRCRAFT TO GROUND LOOP. THE TAILWIND WAS A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR.
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