NTSB Identification: DEN08CA034.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, November 27, 2007 in Belen, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/2008
Aircraft: Godwin, David P Sorrell SNJ-7, registration: N74SR
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.

According to the pilot's statement, he was landing on runway 21 and the winds were light and variable. Shortly after touchdown on the runway, he lost directional control and the airplane ground looped. The airplane departed the left side of the runway and came to rest upright. Examination of the airplane revealed that one main landing gear was separated and one was folded under the fuselage. Several right wing ribs were broken. No anomalies with the aircraft systems were reported.

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

the pilot's loss of directional control during landing resulting in a ground loop.

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