Murphy Rebel, G-BZFT
After a satisfactory three-point landing, the aircraft completed about half its expected ground roll but then started to turn left. The pilot was unable to correct the turn with full right rudder and full right brake. During the subsequent ground loop the right gear leg collapsed and the aircraft came to rest after turning through approximately 120°. No-one was injured in the accident. It was not possible to determine with confidence the cause of the ground loop. The most likely caused appeared to be a stiff main wheel bearing.
Published 10 December 2014