NTSB Identification: DEN83LA068.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21194.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 26, 1983 in BUFFALO, WY
Aircraft: CESSNA 170B, registration: N1896C
Injuries: 2 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 ACFTS MAIN LEFT GEAR COLLAPSED DURING A GROUNDLOOP ON LANDING. THE PILOT STATED THAT HIS APPROACH TO LANDING WAS NORMAL BUT AFTER TOUCHDOWN THE ACFT VEERED TO THE RIGHT. HE SAID THE WIND WAS NOT A FACTOR. THE PILOT GAVE A FEDERAL INSPECTOR THE IMPRESSION THAT HE WAS INADEQUATELY TRAINED AND FELT INSECURE IN THE ACFT. WHEN TOLD HE WOULD BE SUBJECTEDTO ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND EXAMINATION THE PILOT SAID HE HAD NO OBJECTIONS 'IT THEY CAN EVER GET ME BACK IN IT AGAIN.'
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..OVERLOAD
ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..PILOT IN COMMAND
LACK OF RECENT TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND
GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND
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