NTSB Identification: CEN14CA236
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, May 09, 2014 in Lincoln, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/24/2014
Aircraft: MORRIS THOMAS LEE STOLP STRDSTR SA300, registration: N94TM
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 was performing a full-stop landing after practicing landings at another airport. The tail-wheel equipped airplane touched down on runway 35 with a prevailing wind from 220 degrees at 10 knots gusting to 15 knots. The airplane landed with the main landing gear and the pilot lowered the tail of the airplane by applying aft stick. The tailwheel began to shimmy as the pilot steered the airplane down the runway. During the landing, the airplane began to yaw left and right before lifting up slightly and yawing to the left. The right landing gear buckled when it contacted the ground and the right lower wing contacted the ground resulting in substantial damage. The airplane departed the runway and came to rest to the left side of the runway. An examination of the airplane conducted by inspectors from the Federal Aviation Administration did not detect any preimpact anomalies.

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

The pilot's loss of directional control while landing in gusty crosswinds in a tail wheel equipped airplane.

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