NTSB Identification: ATL06CA132.
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Accident occurred Thursday, September 28, 2006 in Mooresville, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/2007
Aircraft: Cessna 180K, registration: N64382
Injuries: 2 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 while adding power on the takeoff roll in a crosswind condition, he lost control of the airplane and it ground looped. The pilot did not report any flight control or mechanical anomalies prior to the accident. The pilot stated that he needed more training in crosswind conditions in a tailwheel aircraft.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the takeoff roll which resulted in a ground loop.

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