NTSB Identification: DEN07CA111.
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Accident occurred Sunday, July 01, 2007 in Loveland, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/30/2007
Aircraft: Cessna 180A, registration: N180EV
Injuries: 4 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 reported encountering a gust of wind on landing causing the airplane to ground loop. The pilot and three passengers on board were not injured. An examination of the airplane showed the left wing bent aft. The left main landing gear was broken aft. The airplane's firewall was bent. The cowling was crushed inward and aft. The propeller showed torsional bending at the blade tips. The left horizontal stabilizer and elevator were bent aft. Flight control continuity was confirmed. An examination of the airplane's systems showed no anomalies. The reported wind conditions for the airport 10 minutes after the accident occurred were 180 degrees at 5 knots. The wind conditions were calm 30 minutes prior to the accident.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during landing. Full narrative available
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