The pilot said the touchdown at the airport in Everett, Washington, in the tailwheel-equipped Taylorcraft BL 65 was normal.
After applying the brakes, the plane turned 45° to the left, and left the runway. It crossed the grass infield, went onto a taxiway, and the left wing hit a hangar.
The airplane turned right, and the right wing hit another hangar. Both wings sustained substantial damage.
The NTSB determined the probable cause as the pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll, resulting in a runway excursion and collision with hangars.
NTSB Identification: WPR15CA056
This December 2014 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.