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N4895A accident description

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Crash location 40.185277°N, 74.121389°W
Nearest city Farmingdale, NJ
40.196502°N, 74.168476°W
2.6 miles away
Tail number N4895A
Accident date 26 May 2012
Aircraft type Piper PA-18A 150
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot stated that he was landing the tailwheel-equipped airplane in gusty, crosswind conditions. During the landing roll, the airplane encountered a gust of wind and "weathervaned" to the right. The pilot applied rudder to correct, but the airplane continued right, traveled off the side of the runway, and ground looped, resulting in substantial damage to the right wing. The operator reported there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation. Postaccident examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector also revealed no anomalies.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot’s loss of directional control during the landing roll, which resulted in a runway excursion.

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