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NTSB Identification: GAA19CA167
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, March 15, 2019 in Yakima, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/06/2019
Aircraft: Cub Crafters CC18, registration: N767CC
Injuries: 2 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 receiving instruction in the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during the landing roll of a touch-and-go landing, he added slight right correction followed by left correction. The airplane veered left, and the pilot added full right rudder, but the airplane ground looped to the left. The right main landing gear collapsed, and the right wing struck the ground.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.
The flight instructor reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The airport’s automated weather observation station reported that, about 23 minutes after the accident, the wind was from 170° at 6 knots. The pilot landed the airplane on runway 27.



The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
  • The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing, which resulted in a ground loop, and the flight instructor's delayed remedial action.