NTSB Identification: CHI03LA081.
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Accident occurred Saturday, March 08, 2003 in St Charles, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/30/2003
Aircraft: Cessna 180K, registration: N2732K
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The airplane was substantially damaged during a ground loop while landing. According to the pilot he had checked the weather 20 minutes before the accident and had estimated the crosswind at 9 knots. The pilot stated that during the landing roll the airplane passed a row of hangars. He reported that as the airplane passed the last hangar the left wing started to "float." The pilot attempted to apply corrective actions but was unable to do so. The airplane subsequently ground looped.

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

The pilot's inadequate compensation for wind and his failure to maintain directional control resulting in a ground loop. A factor was the crosswind.

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