NTSB Identification: LAX07CA009.
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Accident occurred Friday, October 13, 2006 in San Diego, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/26/2007
Aircraft: Finney Thorp T-18, registration: N467JF
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 airplane ground looped during the landing rollout and the right wing was bent. The pilot reported that the approach and touchdown were normal, but he lost directional control during the rollout due to crosswind conditions. The pilot stated that there were no mechanical anomalies with the airplane.

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

the pilot's inadequate compensation for the crosswind conditions and failure to maintain directional control during landing.

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