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N4358V accident description

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Crash location 42.307222°N, 85.251389°W
Nearest city Battle Creek, MI
42.321152°N, 85.179714°W
3.8 miles away
Tail number N4358V
Accident date 19 Jun 2007
Aircraft type Cessna 195
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The airplane was substantially damaged during a ground loop on runway 31 (4,835 feet by 100 feet, asphalt). The pilot stated that on his third touch and go, he flared the airplane into a flat attitude to ease it down onto the runway. The airplane bounced twice and started to turn to the left. He corrected with right rudder but the aircraft bounced again and he applied more right rudder. The airplane responded and turned to the right. At this point the airplane was "45 degrees off the centerline of the runway and was heading for the runway lights." The pilot tried to correct the airplane back to the left, but the airplane ground looped. The left main landing gear collapsed and the airplane departed the right side of the runway.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the aircraft during the landing roll which resulted in a ground loop.

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