SEA98LA036
SEA98LA036

On February 15, 1998, at 1417 mountain standard time, a Piper PA-17, N4835H, sustained substantial damage during a ground loop after landing at Bozeman, Montana. The private pilot, the sole occupant, was uninjured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the local flight. No flight plan was filed, and there was no report of an ELT actuating.

FAA inspectors reported finding no evidence of preexisting mechanical discrepancies that could have led to the accident. The pilot stated that he "got behind and ground-looped."

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