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N3946Q accident description

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Crash location 40.990833°N, 118.961944°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Gerlach, NV
40.651568°N, 119.355187°W
31.2 miles away
Tail number N3946Q
Accident date 31 Aug 2012
Aircraft type Cessna A185F
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot said that he had landed on a small dry lake bed or playa. He departed with a light left crosswind, and the airplane began to weathervane to the left. He said he was unable to counteract the left turning tendency with the rudder, so he aborted the takeoff. During the application of brakes, the aircraft ground looped to the left bending the right wing and horizontal stabilizer.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the takeoff roll.

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