Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Great Lakes 2T-1A-E Sport Trainer, N305Y: Accident occurred February 22, 2017 at Rostraver Airport (KFWQ), Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA176
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 22, 2017 in Monongahela, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/20/2017
Aircraft: STUMP GREAT LAKES 2T 1A, registration: N305Y
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 of a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that the airplane veered to the right and then left. He corrected the veer to the right but “didn’t get on it quick enough to stop the turn.” The airplane continued to the left and ground looped. 

A postaccident examination revealed that the airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing. 

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. 

The automated weather observation station on the airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 190° at 6 knots. The pilot landed on runway 26. 

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during the landing roll with crosswind conditions. 

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