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NTSB Identification: GAA17CA484
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, August 10, 2017 in Ocean City, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/14/2017
Aircraft: CONSTRUCCIONES AERONAUTICAS SA C.A.S.A. 1.131, registration: N211BP
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped biplane reported that, during the landing roll, the biplane started to veer right. He attempted to regain control, but the biplane continued to veer right and ground looped. Subsequently, the bottom of the left wing impacted the ground, and the left main landing gear collapsed.
The biplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the biplane that would have precluded normal operation.


The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
  • The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll.