NTSB Identification: WPR14CA095
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Sacramento, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/05/2014
Aircraft: HALLENDORF TOM RV 6, registration: N6888
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 reported that while practicing landings in a tailwheel-equipped airplane, during landing roll in gusting wind conditions, the airplane started to veer to the left. Despite the pilot's control inputs, he was unable to maintain directional control. Subsequently, the airplane began to bounce several times and the main gear collapsed. As the airplane skidded to a stop, the right wing struck a sign which resulted in substantial damage to the airplane. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures 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 failure to maintain directional control during landing roll in gusty wind conditions.

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