NTSB Identification: ATL83LA055
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 08, 1982 in LONDON, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/08/1983
Aircraft: PITTS SPECIAL 51C, registration: N2148
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE AIRCRAFT GROUND LOOPED DURING LANDING. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THERE WAS SLIGHT CROSSWIND AND THE TAIL WHEEL STEERING SPRING FAILED.

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

LANDING GEAR,TAILWHEEL ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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