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N6936B accident description

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Crash location 44.577500°N, 71.177500°W
Nearest city Berlin, NH
44.468670°N, 71.185077°W
7.5 miles away
Tail number N6936B
Accident date 05 Jul 2017
Aircraft type Piper PA22
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during the landing roll, the airplane veered to the left off the runway. He added that he applied full power and "managed to maneuver the plane out of the ground loop but started taking out runway lights" as he maneuvered the airplane back toward the runway. The airplane impacted a runway light and two taxiway signs, damaging the main landing gear. The airplane then "flew over the runway", landed, and the main landing gear collapsed.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and left wing lift struts.

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

NTSB Probable Cause

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

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