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N4546E accident description

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Crash location 32.636389°N, 108.156389°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 Silver City, NM
32.770075°N, 108.280326°W
11.7 miles away
Tail number N4546E
Accident date 11 Aug 2010
Aircraft type Aeronca 11CC
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On August 11, 20104, at 1145 mountain daylight time, an Aeronca 11CC, N4546E, was substantially damaged when it ground looped during takeoff at Grant County Airport (SVC), Silver City, New Mexico. Visual meteorological conditions (VMC) prevailed at the time of the accident. The instructional flight was being conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 without a flight plan. The student pilot and flight instructor on board the airplane were not injured. The local flight was originating at the time of the accident.

According to the flight instructor's aircraft accident report, the pilot started the takeoff roll and the airplane ground looped prior to liftoff. The instructor tried to regain control but to no avail. The airplane veered off the left side of runway 26. The right wing main spar and several ribs were bent, and the right main landing gear was separated. No anomalies with the airplane were found. The accident report submitted by the pilot corroborated the instructor's report.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's loss of directional control during takeoff and the certificated flight instructor’s delayed remedial action, which resulted in a ground loop.

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