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N5075K accident description

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Crash location 39.927223°N, 74.292222°W
Nearest city Toms River, NJ
39.953729°N, 74.197919°W
5.3 miles away
Tail number N5075K
Accident date 08 Jun 2010
Aircraft type Cessna 305A
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to the pilot-in-command (PIC), after touchdown, a gust of wind pushed the tailwheel-equipped airplane towards the left side of the runway. In an attempt to correct the drift, he applied right rudder and right brake. The check pilot, seated in the rear, added power which resulted in a ground loop. The airplane continued its turn, about 150 feet off of the runway surface, until the left main landing gear dug into the ground and sheared off. According to the check pilot, as the airplane crossed the end of the runway, on heading and about 5 knots above a stall, the wind shifted to the airplane's port quarter, with gusts up to 30 knots. The airplane stalled, and "dropped to the runway with a rapid sink rate." The check pilot attempted to advise the PIC to go around "by adding power, but he thought I wanted control of the plane and threw up his hands and said, 'You got it!'" By that time, the airplane was off the right side of the runway, "in the sand and no one in control."

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot-in-command's loss of airplane control during landing, which resulted in a ground-loop.

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