NTSB Identification: SEA06LA021.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, November 22, 2005 in Lopez, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/29/2006
Aircraft: Cessna 180, registration: N108EE
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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An airline transport pilot was receiving instruction in tail wheel landings in her personal airplane (she had been flying it on floats in Alaska for the last five years). The flight instructor said this was the first tail wheel landing for the day, and it was the second day of their recurrent training. The student said that after she landed, she released pressure on the flight controls like she did during a float-airplane landing on water. During the landing roll, the airplane ground looped to the left, and a rib and spar in the right wing were bent.



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

The airline transport pilot, who was receiving recurrent training, failed to maintain aircraft control, which was followed by an inadvertent ground loop. A contributing factor was the inadequate supervision by the flight instructor.

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