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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 239097
Last updated: 5 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C180 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 180
Registration: N9729B
C/n / msn: 50027
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Eloy, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Coolidge, AZ (P08)
Destination airport:Eloy, AZ (E60)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, while practicing landings, he completed one go-around and two landings without incident. On his next landing attempt, the airplane encountered a left crosswind during the landing flare. Despite his attempts to maintain directional control, the airplane ground looped and veered off the left side of the runway. The right wing sustained substantial damage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.


Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control while landing in crosswind conditions, which resulted in a ground-loop.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

05-Aug-2020 07:59 ASN Update Bot Added

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