NTSB Identification: DEN87LA096.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34005.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 14, 1987 in GLENROCK, WY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/08/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N1851P
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 PRIVATE PLT PLANNED A TAKEOFF FROM THE UNIMPROVED RANCH RWY FOR A LOCAL FLT. ELEVATOR TRIM WAS NOT SET FOR TAKEOFF ACCORDING TO THE PLT. WHEN THE TAILWHEEL CAME UP DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE ACFT SWERVED LEFT, AND THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO CORRECT WITH RUDDER. DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST. A GROUND LOOP RESULTED IN WING CONTACT WITH THE RWY. SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE WAS DONE TO THE RIGHT WING AND RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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