On April 16, 2001, about 1209 eastern daylight time, a Cessna A185F, N252W, registered to an individual, ground looped during landing at Fayetteville Regional Airport, Fayetteville, North Carolina, while on a 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The airplane received substantial damage and the airline transport-rated pilot and one passenger were not injured. The flight originated from Fayetteville Regional Airport, the same day, about 1200.

The pilot stated that during landing roll a gust of wind caused the airplane to begin turning to the left. Attempts to correct the left turn were unsuccessful. The airplane ground looped to the left about 90 degrees, striking the right wing and horizontal stabilizer on the runway.

Examination of the airplane by FAA inspectors showed the right wing, stabilizer, and elevator received substantial damage.

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