FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Reno FSDO-11
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NTSB Identification: GAA17CA054
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Winnemucca, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA A185, registration: N7711L
Injuries: 1 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 of a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during the landing roll, the airplane veered to the right and he applied left rudder to stop the veer.
Subsequently, the airplane continued to the right, ground looped, and the left wing impacted the runway.
The left aileron sustained substantial damage.
The pilot reported no preaccident 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.