NTSB Identification: CEN09CA027
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 19, 2008 in Denton, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/22/2009
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N1729F
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 pilot reported in a telephone interview that he planned to do proficiency landings during the early morning hours. During one of the landings, the wing began to lift and he was not able to regain directional control of the single-engine tail-wheel equipped airplane. The airplane then "ground-looped", and came to rest inverted on the runway. The pilot further reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane.

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

The pilot's loss of directional control and subsequent "ground-loop."

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