NTSB Identification: LAX95LA059.
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Accident occurred Thursday, December 22, 1994 in LONG BEACH, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/16/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 185A, registration: N101LL
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN ON RUNWAY 25R IN A THREE-POINT ATTITUDE. THE AIRCRAFT SWERVED TO THE RIGHT AND HE ADDED POWER, WHICH STRAIGHTENED THE AIRPLANE'S GROUND TRACK. THE AIRCRAFT THEN SWERVED TO THE LEFT AND THE PILOT ELECTED TO REJECT THE LANDING. HE STATED THAT HE ADDED FULL POWER AND THE AIRCRAFT LIFTED OFF THE GROUND. THE PILOT SAID HE WAS UNABLE TO EITHER CLIMB OUT OF GROUND EFFECT OR PREVENT THE AIRCRAFT FROM DRIFTING LEFT TOWARD A LARGE COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT HANGAR. THE PILOT THEN PUT THE AIRCRAFT BACK ON THE GROUND AND IT GROUND LOOPED, DAMAGING THE WINGS.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the aircraft both during the landing and the attempted rejected landing maneuver.

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