NTSB Identification: ANC10CA051
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 07, 2010 in Galena, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/21/2010
Aircraft: STINSON 108-1, registration: N136SP
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 private pilot was taking off on a personal local flight, under Title 14, CFR Part 91. He reported that during takeoff, the airplane encountered a gust of wind which he was unable to counter with rudder and aileron. He said he pulled the throttle to abort the takeoff, but the airplane ground-looped to the left, the right main landing gear collapsed, and the right wing struck the ground. He said the right wing sustained substantial damage during the accident. He said there were no mechanical problems with the airplane 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 during takeoff, resulting in a ground-loop, and collapse of the right main landing gear.

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