The pilot reported that he had been cleared to land on runway 27R, and the winds were reported as calm. He noted that at 1,600 feet agl he encountered some turbulence. The pilot stated that during the landing flare the airplane ballooned up, but he was able to keep the airplane pointed down the runway. Upon touchdown, the airplane veered left. The pilot attempted to correct the deviation, but the airplane ground looped before he could stop it. The damage to the airplane consisted of substantial damage to the right wing, and right elevator. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
Upon exiting the airplane, the pilot observed that the winds were from 045 degrees at 5 knots. The pilot opined that the quartering tail wind resulted in his loss of control.
The pilot reported no mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane at the time of the accident.