NTSB Identification: LAX99LA324.
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Accident occurred Saturday, August 14, 1999 in SPRINGERVILLE, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/23/2002
Aircraft: KILPATRICK IV-1200, registration: N843K
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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During the transition to tail down during the landing rollout the airplane veered off the left side of the runway and ground looped. The pilot completed nine touch-and-go landings, and planned to make this landing a full stop. As the airplane left the paved surface, one wheel dug into the wet dirt by the runway and it ground looped, which resulted in substantial damage to the right wing spar.

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

Failure of the pilot to maintain directional control resulting in an inadvertent groundloop. A factor was muddy terrain by the runway.

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