NTSB Identification: SEA05LA196.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 18, 2005 in Olympia, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/28/2006
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N49189
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 pilot was landing on runway 35 and his airspeed was "about 60 mph" as opposed to the desired 50 mph. He said that he touched down left of the centerline and was attempting to manipulate the airplane back to centerline. He said that a gust of wind came from the left, and that along with his "over correction back to centerline" caused the left wing to rise up. Subsequently the right tire "blew out", the right wing contacted the runway, and the airplane "spun 180 degrees." The right wing tip was bent and wrinkled. The pilot had received his tailwheel endorsement on August 8, 2005. The Olympia Airport, Olympia, Washington, weather at 1254 reported the wind to be variable at 3 knots; the wind at 1354 was calm.

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

The pilot's loss of aircraft control during landing roll, and airplane's subsequent inadvertent ground loop.

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