The pilot stated to an FAA inspector that the landing was normal and during the landing roll-out while on the runway, he applied light braking to make a 180-degree turn. The airplane ground looped to the left causing the left main landing gear to collapse and the left wing to contact the runway. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to FAA personnel who examined the airplane, the main spar of the left wing was bent upward. A repair estimated provided by a mechanic who performed a visual inspection of the airplane indicated the left wing needed to be replaced. Pictures provided to NTSB by the mechanic showed wrinkling of the fabric on the upper surface of the left wing. The wrinkling was located at a 45-degree angle between 3 ribs.