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N185NV accident description

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Crash location 39.193333°N, 119.737777°W
Nearest city Carson City, NV
39.163798°N, 119.767403°W
2.6 miles away
Tail number N185NV
Accident date 11 Feb 2015
Aircraft type Cessna 185 - E
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that immediately after touchdown he felt a very strong crosswind from the left that kicked the tail to the right. He then added full right rudder and full power in an attempt to go around, however, the torque and P-factor, combined with the wind gust pulled the right wing to the ground. The pilot stated that he subsequently reduced power and aborted the takeoff. With the right wing still in contact with the ground, the airplane rolled off of the runway into some soft mud, which resulted in the airplane spinning around onto its nose, followed by the left wing contacting the ground; the airplane came to rest on its nose and left wing. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, both wings and associated ailerons, and both elevators. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing with a crosswind which resulted in a ground loop.

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