Accident Cessna 185F N185WB, Wednesday 14 January 2004
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Date:Wednesday 14 January 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic C185 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 185F
Registration: N185WB
MSN: 18504105
Year of manufacture:1980
Total airframe hrs:1954 hours
Engine model:Continental IO-520D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Deer Park, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Deer Park, WA (DEW)
Destination airport:Deer Park, WA (DEW)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The left seat dual student was receiving instruction from the right seat instructor pilot to refresh his tailwheel skills. After making a wheel landing in calm winds and the tail settling, the aircraft swerved to the left. The dual student made a correction to stabilize the aircraft, but it then began to swerve to the right, which the student could not correct with full left rudder. The airplane subsequently departed the right side of the runway, impacted an 18 inch snow berm, and nosed over coming to rest inverted. The student indicated the instructor pilot did not take any action to aid him in recovering from the loss of control. Prior to the flight the student mentioned to the instructor that he did not feel comfortable with the airplane. The student had received 3.7 hours of dual instruction in the airplane prior to the accident.

Probable Cause: The dual student pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll and the failure of the flight instructor to provide remedial action. A factor was snowbank.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: SEA04LA034
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

16-Feb-2015 20:10 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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