NTSB Identification: CEN13CA021
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 20, 2012 in Lonoke, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/19/2012
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-105 SPECIAL, registration: N337T
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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-in-command, the airplane began to yaw to the right as he was advancing the power following a three-point landing. The airplane was heading toward a ditch that bordered the runway. The pilot indicated that he tried to correct the yaw but was too late. The airplane went through the ditch, over to the crossing runway, and came to rest in a wetland area, sustaining substantial left wing tip and empennage damage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions with the airplane during the flight that would have precluded normal operation.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing.

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