NTSB Identification: LAX01LA170.
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Accident occurred Friday, May 11, 2001 in Apex, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/24/2002
Aircraft: Aviat A-1B, registration: N465C
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The pilot landed his airplane on a dry lake bed. During rollout a wind gust and crosswind was encountered, he lost directional control, and the airplane ground looped. The pilot estimated that the wind was between 12 and 20 knots.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing rollout in a gusty and crosswind condition.

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