Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Miami FSDO-19
GD AVIATION INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N892BV
NTSB Identification: ERA16CA229
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 23, 2016 in Crystal River, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/10/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 182T, registration: N892BV
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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 stated that she had executed four full-stop, taxi-back landings to runway 09 and one full-stop, taxi-back landing to runway 27. She departed runway 27, remained in the traffic pattern for that runway, but while on short final approach, she realized that the airplane was lined up with the taxiway. She maneuvered to the left in an attempt to salvage the approach, and the airplane then touched down and bounced. The airplane travelled off the left side of the runway onto grass and collided with a ditch, which resulted in substantial damage to the firewall. The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. She also stated that the accident could have been prevented if she had conducted a go-around.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to execute a go-around following an unstabilized approach, which resulted in a bounced landing and runway excursion.