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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175745
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:01-APR-2015
Time:14:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic C185 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna A185F Skywagon
Owner/operator:Cruz David C
Registration: N3885Q
C/n / msn: 18502207
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Wasilla, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Skwentna, AK (SKW)
Destination airport:Palmer, AK (PAQ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot was landing to the south on a gravel runway in his tailwheel-equipped Cessna 185 airplane. During the landing rollout, a wind gust from the east was encountered and the pilot was unable to maintain directional control. The airplane entered a ground loop, sustaining substantial damage to the right wing. The pilot stated there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's loss of directional control during landing, resulting in a collision with terrain.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20150407X04922&key=1
FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=3885Q


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Apr-2015 02:47 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 13:02 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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