NTSB Identification: ANC01LA150.
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Accident occurred Friday, September 28, 2001 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/02/2002
Aircraft: SLEPCEV STORCH SS-MK4, registration: N69UP
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The private certificated pilot/owner was landing a tailwheel-equipped experimental/homebuilt airplane. He was seated in the front seat, and a pilot rated passenger was seated in the rear seat. During the landing roll, the airplane began to skid to the right and then departed the right edge of the paved runway. The left main landing gear assembly separated from the fuselage, and the left wing struck the ground. The wing had wrinkling of the upper metal surface at the outboard end, sustaining damage to the rear spar and wing ribs.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control and an inadvertent ground loop/swerve during the landing roll.

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