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N304DR accident description

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Crash location 39.568056°N, 95.180000°W
Nearest city Atchison, KS
39.563052°N, 95.121636°W
3.1 miles away
Tail number N304DR
Accident date 22 Jul 2017
Aircraft type Radford Darrel F Christen Eagle Ii
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that during the landing roll, the tailwheel-equipped airplane encountered a gust of wind, and subsequently veered off the runway to the left. The pilot over corrected to the right and the airplane ground looped to the left.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage.

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

The pilot reported that the automated weather observation system indicated that the wind was from 270° at 10 knots. The airplane landed on runway 34.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll in crosswind conditions.

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