NTSB Identification: WPR14LA205
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in Nampa, ID
Aircraft: CESSNA 180A, registration: N5281D
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On May 13, 2014, about 1430 hours mountain daylight time, a Cessna 180, N5281D, sustained substantial damage to the left wing during a ground loop at the Nampa Municipal Airport (MAN). The private pilot and one passenger were not injured. The airplane was owned and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal flight and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from MAN at an unknown time.

The pilot reported that after flying a large circle around the airport, he prepared the airplane for landing. The pilot made a normal approach; shortly before touchdown the pilot noted that the airspeed indicator displayed 60 knots. The airplane touched down normally in a three point landing, however, it instantly veered right and ground looped.

The airplane has been recovered for further examination.

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