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N343A accident description

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Crash location 46.929723°N, 98.678334°W
Nearest city Jamestown, ND
46.910544°N, 98.708436°W
1.9 miles away
Tail number N343A
Accident date 20 Jul 2011
Aircraft type Mills GS-2
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The personal flight with two pilots aboard departed with no predetermined destination. The right seat pilot was the flying pilot. The left seat pilot was the nonflying pilot and also the airplane's owner. They overflew one airport and decided to go on to another airport where they would land. The right seat pilot overflew the destination airport in order to determine the wind direction. As he overflew the airport, he saw a flag by the terminal and a "limp" windsock, which was very hard to see and gave "poor" information. During the landing, the airplane ground looped. The airplane sustained substantial damage to fuselage. A crosswind with gusting winds prevailed at the time of the accident.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's loss of directional control during landing in gusty crosswind conditions.

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