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N2127C accident description

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Crash location 33.564444°N, 92.081111°W
Nearest city Warren, AR
33.612609°N, 92.064583°W
3.5 miles away
Tail number N2127C
Accident date 14 Jul 2018
Aircraft type Champion 7GC
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that, during a three-point landing, in a tailwheel-equipped airplane, as soon as the airplane touched down the tailwheel shimmied. He raised the tail attempting to keep the airplane straight, but it veered to the right. He applied left brake, but the airplane continued toward a ditch. He then applied right rudder and right brake attempting to spin the airplane.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and left elevator.

The pilot reported the wind to be 230° at 4 knots at the accident airport. The automated weather observation system about 17 nautical miles from the accident site reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 230° at 7 knots. The pilot landed on runway 21.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during landing.

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