NTSB Identification: CHI06LA255.
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Accident occurred Friday, August 25, 2006 in Valentine, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/2007
Aircraft: Cessna A185E, registration: N4730Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The airplane ground looped during landing. The pilot reported that when she applied the left brake the airplane ground looped. Wind conditions reported near the time of the accident were: wind 350 degrees at 15 knots gusting to 25 knots.

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 airplane during the landing roll, resulting in an inadvertent ground loop by the pilot. A factor contributing to the accident was the gusting crosswind condition.

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