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NTSB Identification: GAA19CA211
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Denver, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/06/2019
Aircraft: Tubbs S/Performance Air Inc PA-18-225, registration: N755K
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 in the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he made a three-point landing. During the landing roll, the airplane veered left, and he corrected with right rudder and right brake. Subsequently, the airplane ground looped to the right, the left main landing gear collapsed, and the left wing struck the ground.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing spar.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane 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, which resulted in a ground-loop.