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N23720 accident description

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Crash location 44.214444°N, 94.999166°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Springfield, MN
43.898847°N, 95.285830°W
26.0 miles away
Tail number N23720
Accident date 31 Jul 2006
Aircraft type Air Tractor AT-400
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The airplane ground looped following a failure of one of the tail wheel bolts. The pilot reported he was landing at a private grass airstrip when the accident occurred. He reported that upon landing the tail wheel broke and the airplane ground looped. Inspection of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration Inspector from the Minneapolis, Minnesota Flight Standards District Office revealed the airplane traveled into a bean field during the ground loop. The inspector reported the bottom bolt on the tail wheel assembly fractured which resulted in the loss of directional control.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's inability to maintain directional control of the airplane as a result of the partial failure of the tail wheel assembly. A factor associated with the accident was the crop that the airplane contacted.

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