CHI98LA093
CHI98LA093

On February 9, 1998, at 1130 central standard time, a Piper PA-22-160, N1958P, sustained substantial damage when it ground looped while landing on runway 11 (3,539' x 100' dry asphalt) at M. Graham Clark Airport, near Point Lookout, Missouri. The pilot said that the airplane started to turn left and he corrected to the right, but the airplane ground looped. The pilot and three passengers reported no injuries. The personal 14 CFR Part 91 flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions. No flight plan was on file. The flight departed Jacksonville, Texas, at 0905.

The pilot indicated in his written statement that he had previously experienced the airplane turning to the left on rollout and had reported it to a mechanic. After the accident an examination of the airplane failed to reveal any anomalies which might contribute to a left turning tendency.

Ten minutes after the accident a weather observation at the airport indicated a wind of 120 degrees at 9 knots. The airplane was landed on runway 11.

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