On July 13, 1999, at 1720 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 185, N532PC, sustained substantial damage when it ground-looped during landing on runway 15 at Renton, Washington. The private pilot and his one passenger were uninjured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight had originated at Salem, Oregon at 1550. There was no report of an ELT actuating. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot had aborted a landing on runway 15 and had gone around. On the second attempt to land, he lost control of the airplane and ground-looped. The right wing main spar was bent and the horizontal stabilizer was damaged. In a written report, the pilot stated that he had been unable to maintain directional control after touchdown.