Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cessna 182P, N82GS: Accident occurred September 30, 2012 in Tiskilwa, Illinois

NTSB Identification: CEN12CA665 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 30, 2012 in Tiskilwa, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/22/2013
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N82GS
Injuries: 4 Minor.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot departed from a 1,600-foot private airfield with three passengers in a single-engine airplane that had been modified for short takeoff and landing (STOL) operations. The pilot reported that he was doing a short field, maximum performance takeoff when the airplane encountered two strong wind gusts immediately after rotation, which caused the left wing tip to contact the ground and the airplane to nose over. Examination of the airplane at the accident site revealed that airplane was in a near-vertical, nose-down attitude, with the engine and propeller twisted about 90-degrees from the fuselage. Both wings had extensive damage, and the fuselage was crumpled and bent toward the cabin roof at a 45-degree angle. The pilot reported there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane before the accident. According to the STOL manufacturer, a short field takeoff should be performed with 20-degrees of flaps and full throttle, followed by a lift-off at 35 knots, and then a level off and turn after reaching an airspeed of 45 knots.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s loss of control while preforming a short field takeoff.

PEAK AVIATION LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N82GS

NTSB Identification: CEN12CA665
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 30, 2012 in Tiskilwa, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N82GS
Injuries: 4 Minor.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot with three passengers departed from a 1,600 foot private airfield, in a STOL (Short Take-off and Landing) modified single-engine airplane. In a statement to the FAA inspector, the pilot reported that he was doing a short field maximum performance take-off. The airplane encountered wind gusts which caused the left wing tip to contact and drag along the ground. In the pilot’s written statement, he stated that immediately after rotation, the airplane encountered two strong gusts of wind which caused the wing to contact the ground, and the airplane to nose over. Examination of the airplane at the accident site revealed that airplane was in a near vertical, nose down attitude, with the engine and propeller twisted about 90-degrees from the fuselage. Both the left and right wings had extensive damage. The fuselage about mid-span was crumpled and bent towards the cabin roof, at a 45-degree angle. Both main landing wheels were torn from the landing gear. The pilot reported there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane prior to the crash. According to the STOL manufacturer's website, a short field take-off is performed with 20-degrees of flaps, full throttle, lifting off at 35 knots, level-off and then a turn out after reaching 45 knots.


FAA IDENTIFICATION
  Regis#: 82GS        Make/Model: C182      Description: 182, Skylane
  Date: 09/30/2012     Time: 1900

  Event Type: Accident   Highest Injury: None     Mid Air: N    Missing: N
  Damage: Destroyed

LOCATION
  City: SENACHWINE   State: IL   Country: US

DESCRIPTION
  AIRCRAFT ON TAKEOFF, CRASHED OFF THE RUNWAY, SENACHWINE, IL

INJURY DATA      Total Fatal:   0
                 # Crew:   1     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:    
                 # Pass:   3     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:    
                 # Grnd:         Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:    


OTHER DATA
  Activity: Pleasure      Phase: Take-off      Operation: OTHER


  FAA FSDO: WEST CHICAGO, IL  (GL03)              Entry date: 10/02/2012

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