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N46112 accident description

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Crash location 39.072500°N, 93.677500°W
Nearest city Higginsville, MO
39.072512°N, 93.717162°W
2.1 miles away
Tail number N46112
Accident date 01 Sep 2011
Aircraft type Taylorcraft DCO-65
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that, while landing, the wind lifted the left wing of the tailwheel equipped airplane. As the wing began to come back down, a ground loop started and the airplane started to depart the right side of the runway. The pilot stated that due to observed terrain obstructions, he elected to abort the landing and applied engine power. The pilot reported that he attempted to clear a row of trees, but the airplane struck the trees and fell to the ground. The reported wind at an airport about 22 miles south of the accident site was recorded as 14 knots and 50 degrees right of runway heading. The pilot reported that there were no anomalies with regard to the airplane. The airplane damage included bending of the left wing.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing and his failure to maintain clearance from trees during the attempted aborted landing.

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