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N46893 accident description

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Crash location 42.553889°N, 71.759167°W
Nearest city Fitchburg, MA
42.583423°N, 71.802296°W
3.0 miles away
Tail number N46893
Accident date 08 Nov 2016
Aircraft type Aeronca L 3B
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot of a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during the landing roll after his fifth landing, the airplane veered hard left. He further reported that he corrected to the right, but as the airplane straightened out, the left main landing gear impacted a runway light, spinning the airplane around. Subsequently, the left main landing gear collapsed and the airplane came to rest on the left side.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the elevator.

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

The pilot further reported that he received his tailwheel endorsement 3 months prior to the accident.

NTSB Probable Cause

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

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