NTSB Identification: MIA01LA116.
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Accident occurred Sunday, April 08, 2001 in Penrose, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/2003
Aircraft: Cessna 170B, registration: N2488D
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot stated that he was making a wheel landing with about a 90-degree crosswind, and as he started to bring the tail of the aircraft down, it drifted to the left side of the runway. He further stated that he tried to control the aircraft with right rudder but it caused the ground loop. He said that prior to the accident there had been no malfunctions to the aircraft, or its systems.

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

failure of the pilot to maintain directional control of the aircraft during the landing rollout while landing in a crosswind which resulted in a ground swerve and substantial damage to the aircraft.

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