LAX07CA116
LAX07CA116

On March 29, 2007, about 1020 mountain standard time, a Cessna, 180D, N6450X, ground looped during landing on runway 29 at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport (INW), Winslow, Arizona. The owner/pilot was operating the airplane under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91. The commercial pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured; the airplane sustained substantial damage. The cross-country personal flight departed Tucumcari, New Mexico, about 0800 mountain daylight time, with a planned destination of Winslow. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan had been filed. The approximate global positioning system (GPS) coordinates of the primary wreckage were 35 degrees 01.18 minutes north latitude and 110 degrees 43.21 minutes west longitude.

The owner/pilot stated in a written report that after touchdown, he retracted the flaps. During this distraction, the airplane veered off to the right side of the runway, and ground looped. During the ground loop, the left wing and elevator were damaged. The pilot reported that the winds at the time of the accident were calm.

The pilot stated that the airplane and engine had no mechanical failures or malfunctions.

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