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FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Portland FSDO-65
NTSB Identification: GAA17CA005
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, October 03, 2016 in Concord, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/06/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA ECTOR 305, registration: N305MR
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 of a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that shortly after touchdown, he “lost directional control” to the right, attempted to correct with left rudder and brake inputs, but was unsuccessful. The airplane continued to veer off the runway to the right, ground looped, and the left wing impacted the ground.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.
The pilot reported 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.