The pilot reported that during the landing roll with a constant crosswind, the Cessna 195A veered left of the runway centerline at the airport in Salinas, Calif.
He applied right rudder control and braking action, which resulted in an over correction.
The airplane entered a right ground loop which rotated it about 270°.
The fuselage sustained substantial damage near the main landing gear and firewall area.
The NTSB determined the probable cause as the pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll, which resulted in a ground loop.
NTSB Identification: WPR14CA083
This December 2013 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.