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N185NH accident description

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Crash location 46.100000°N, 121.200000°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 Bend, OR
44.058173°N, 121.315310°W
141.2 miles away
Tail number N185NH
Accident date 26 Apr 2008
Aircraft type Cessna 185E
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

During the time the pilot was inbound to the airport, the winds were reported as variable in direction at five knots or less. While on final for a full-stop landing, the pilot encountered some mild thermal turbulence. Although the flare and touchdown were uneventful, during the landing roll, the airplane encountered a gusting crosswind, and the pilot was unable to maintain directional control. After the pilot lost directional control, the airplane's right wing tip impacted the runway surface. The surface impact resulted in the most outboard one foot of the right aileron being bent down about 45 degrees and aft about 30 degrees. Inspection of the aircraft found no anomalies in the flight control or tail wheel steering systems.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's inadequate compensation for the crosswind condition and failure to maintain directional control. Contributing to the accident was an unexpected crosswind gust.

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