NTSB Identification: SEA01LA006.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, October 17, 2000 in DRIGGS, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/18/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 185F, registration: N93981
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The pilot landed in calm wind conditions, and the initial part of the landing roll was uneventful. But as the aircraft began to decelerate, it started to drift toward the side of the runway. As the pilot began to apply corrective actions, the soles of his boots caught on either the rudder pedals or each other. He was therefore temporarily unable to make corrective rudder inputs, and by the time he was able to free his feet, the aircraft had entered a ground loop from which he was unable to recover. As the aircraft continued its ground loop, it departed the side of the runway, encountered soft terrain and nosed over.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control. Factors include soft terrain adjacent to the runway.

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