Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado
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NTSB Identification: GAA17CA125
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, January 28, 2017 in Canon City, CO
Aircraft: GREAT LAKES 2T1A, registration: N16GL
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 the tailwheel equipped biplane reported that she extended her downwind due to other aircraft in the traffic pattern, and that while on the extended final she put the biplane in a "slip". During the slip, she reported that the windsock was out of view. She further reported that during the landing flare she noticed her "ground-speed" was higher than normal, and that "about 800 ft." after touchdown, the biplane "violently swerved to the right". She attempted to recover with rudder inputs, however the biplane veered off the runway and came to rest inverted.
The biplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage.
The pilot reported there were no pre-accident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.