NTSB Identification: WPR14CA103
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Renton, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/21/2014
Aircraft: WACO CLASSIC AIRCRAFT YMF F5C, registration: N188L
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 pilot reported that during the landing roll in the tailwheel equipped airplane, as the rudder lost effectiveness, the airplane veered to the right and then ground looped off of the runway. Subsequently, the left wing struck the ground, which resulted in substantial damage.

The pilot reported that he thought he may have inadvertently applied minor application of the right brake due to his foot placement.

The pilot reported no 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 of the airplane during landing.

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