NTSB Identification: CHI01LA134.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, May 16, 2001 in Casselton, ND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/23/2001
Aircraft: Air Tractor G-164A, registration: N970X
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that the airplane bounced on landing. He reported that the airplane veered left on the second touchdown. The pilot reported that he was unable to regain directional control prior to the airplane traveling off the left side of the runway. The airplane then ground looped and the right main gear collapsed.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane while recovering from a bounced landing. A factor was the collapse of the right main landing gear.

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