Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Cessna A185F Skywagon, NCSB LLC, N17SR: Accident occurred May 24, 2016 in Anchorage, Alaska


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Anchorage FSDO-03

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA260
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in Anchorage, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/25/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA A185, registration: N17SR
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that during the landing roll, full right rudder was applied to compensate for crosswind conditions. The pilot further reported that as a turn was made to exit the runway, the tail swung to the right and the airplane ground looped. During the ground loop, the right main landing gear collapsed and the right wing was substantially damaged after impacting terrain. 

An automated weather observing system at the airport, about the time of the accident, reported the wind at 300 degrees true at 9 knots, for the landing on runway 32.

The pilot did not report any mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll in crosswind conditions, which resulted in a ground loop.

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