14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, August 12, 2012 in Upland, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N2927K
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
The pilot reported that after touching down the airplane tracked the centerline of the runway but eventually began to track to the right. After correcting left and back to the centerline the airplane tracked straight. Subsequently, a wind gust from the right caused the right wing to lift, which resulted in the airplane tracking to the left and eventually exiting the left side of the runway. With a fence now directly in his path and an impending collision imminent, the pilot initiated a go-around by applying full power and retracting the flaps from 40 degrees to 10 degrees. The pilot added that even though the airplane was now airborne, he was unable to climb over the fence. The airplane impacted the top of the fence with its main landing gear and tail wheel before coming to rest wedged between a rock pile and the fence. The pilot reported no mechanical anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
IDENTIFICATION Regis#: 2927K Make/Model: C180 Description: 180, Skywagon 180 (U-17C) Date: 08/12/2012 Time: 1900 Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: None Mid Air: N Missing: N Damage: Substantial LOCATION City: UPLAND State: CA Country: US DESCRIPTION AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, CRASHED, UPLAND, CA INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 0 # Crew: 1 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: # Pass: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: # Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: OTHER DATA Activity: Unknown Phase: Landing Operation: OTHER FAA FSDO: RIVERSIDE, CA (WP21) Entry date: 08/13/2012
UPLAND (CBSLA.com) — The pilot of a single-engine plane was not injured after crashing in Upland on Sunday.
Ian Gregor, a communications manager with the Federal Aviation Administration, said the accident involving the Cessna 180 occurred around noon near Cable Airport. The plane had departed from Camarillo.
According to Gregor, the plane had lost control on landing, went off the side of the runway and hit a fence.
Gregor said the pilot was the only person on board at the time. The plane was said to have been completely destroyed.