NTSB Identification: ERA11CA351
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 17, 2011 in New Castle, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/04/2011
Aircraft: PERTH AMBOY BIRD CK, registration: N914V
Injuries: 2 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 stated that he applied brakes on the landing roll out and lost directional control of the airplane. The airplane ground looped and veered to the left. The main landing gear collapsed, and the right wing impacted the runway breaking the lower wing spar and damaging the wing tip. The pilot stated that he did not experience any mechanical problems with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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

The pilot's improper use of brakes during the landing rollout.

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