NTSB Identification: BFO87LA043.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35052.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 27, 1987 in CAMBRIDGE, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 195A, registration: N9321A
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.

AFTER PURCHASING THE ACFT IN ATL, THE PLT, WHO HELD AN A & P CERTIFICATE, INSPECTED AND FLEW THE ACFT IN THE LOCAL AREA BFR DEPARTING ON A FERRY FLT TO ROCKLAND, ME. DRG LNDG AT HIS FIRST FUEL STOP, THE ACFT SWERVED TO THE RT AND THE PLT INTENTIONALLY GROUND-LOOPED IT IN ORDER TO AVOID A DITCH. THE PLT STATED THAT THE TAILWHEEL HAD COME OUT OF ITS CENTERED AND LOCKED POSITION DURING FLIGHT WHICH CAUSED THE AIRCRAFT TO PULL TO THE RIGHT AFTER TOUCHDOWN.

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

LANDING GEAR,GEAR LOCKING MECHANISM..NOT ENGAGED

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

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

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