NTSB Identification: ATL05CA132.
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Accident occurred Monday, July 18, 2005 in Savannah, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/27/2005
Aircraft: Cessna 172P, registration: N5299K
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot stated after touch down on runway 36 the airplane yawed to the left and he lost directional control. The airplane went off the left side of the runway and ground looped and the right wing collided with the ground. The pilot stated he did not experience any mechanical problems with the airplane, flight controls, or engine assembly and accessories.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control on landing roll out resulting in a ground loop, and on ground collision of the right wing with the ground.

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