NTSB Identification: DEN76DTM24
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N3642C

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0856  76/3/28    MOAB,UT             CESSNA 180          CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 45, 370
        TIME - 1145                    N3642C              PX-  0  0  3  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 115 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - CANYONLANDS
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          OGDEN,UT                    MOAB,UT
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 LANDING: ROLL
           COLLIDED WITH: DITCHES                                   LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: TAILWHEEL ASSEMBLIES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - SUDDEN WINDSHIFT
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY RADIO
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          NONE                                                     UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           69                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR
        REMARKS- TAIL WHEEL SPRING ASSY 0742100-4 BROKEN. SOME STEERING CAPABILITY LOST.

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