Saturday, August 6, 2016

Cessna 180E, N2601Y: Accident occurred August 06, 2016 near My Place Airport (3OH7), Cardington Township, Morrow County, Ohio

The  National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Aviation Accident Final Report  -   National Transportation Safety Board: http://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Docket And Docket Items - National Transportation Safety Board: http://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

Aviation Accident Data Summary -  National Transportation Safety Board:   http://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

ELWAIN C. DREYER: http://registry.faa.gov/N2601Y

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Columbus FSDO-07


NTSB Identification: CEN16LA311 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 06, 2016 in Cardington, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/12/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N2601Y

Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The commercial-rated pilot was conducting a local, personal flight and planned to land on a small private grass runway. He reported that he initially planned to land to the east, but he noticed some people on the ground and then chose to maneuver to land to the west. During the landing, the airplane floated and then drifted right, so he decided to go around. He reported that he advanced the throttle full forward and that the airplane felt “anemic” but that the engine gauges appeared normal. At the end of the runway, he rotated for takeoff, and the airplane started to slowly climb; however, the airplane impacted a building just past the end of the runway. A postcrash fire consumed a majority of the airplane. 

A visual examination of the engine did not reveal any obvious discrepancies; however, fire/thermal damage to the engine prevented a detailed examination. The weather conditions at the time of the accident were conducive to the accumulation of serious carburetor icing at glide power settings. The pilot would have reduced engine power while maneuvering to land, and it is likely that the carburetor accumulated ice at glide power settings, which prevented the production of full engine power during the attempted go-around.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The partial loss of engine power due to carburetor icing during an attempted go-around.

On August 6, 2016, about 1515 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 180E airplane, N2601Y, impacted a building near Cardington, Ohio. The commercial rated pilot received minor injuries and the airplane was destroyed during the accident. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time.

The pilot reported he planned to land on a small (1,950 ft by 40 ft) private grass runway. Initially, he planned to land to the east; however, he noticed some people on the ground and elected to maneuver to land on runway 24. The airplane touched down with the flaps fully extended; the airplane floated and then drifted right, so he decided to go-around. He advanced the throttle to full forward and added that the airplane felt "anemic" but the engine gauges appeared normal. At the end of the runway he rotated for takeoff, and the airplane started to slowly climb. The next thing he remembered was seeing the building in his windscreen.

The airplane impacted a small pole-barn; just past the end of the runway. The pilot managed to exit the airplane, before a post-crash fire engulfed the airplane.

The responding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector noted that the airplane was destroyed by the impact and post-crash fire, and that the airplane had recent engine work done. The pilot, who was also an aircraft mechanic, reported that the engine had accumulated about 2 hours since a top overhaul. A visual inspection of the engine did not note any obvious discrepancies; however, fire/thermal damage to the engine prevented a detailed examination.


The carburetor icing probability chart included in Federal Aviation Administration Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin No. CE-09-35, Carburetor Icing Prevention, indicated that the airplane was operating in an area that was associated with a serious risk of carburetor ice formation at glide power settings.

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA311
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 06, 2016 in Cardington, OH
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N2601Y
Injuries: 1 Serious.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On August 6, 2016, about 1645 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 180E airplane, N2601Y, impacted terrain near Cardington, Ohio. The commercial rated pilot received serious injuries and the airplane was destroyed during the accident. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time. 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector reported that the pilot was landing on a small private airstrip. The airplane continued past the end of the runway, and impacted a small building. The pilot managed to exit the airplane, before a post-crash fire engulfed the airplane. The inspector added that the airplane was destroyed by the impact and fire, and that the airplane had recent engine work done. 

The airplane was retained for further examination.






One person was injured when a single engine aircraft crashed into a field near 3226 Twp. Rd. 152, in Cardington.

At approximately 4:30 pm today, emergency crews responded to a call of a single engine plane crash that was engulfed in flames.

The pilot of the Cessna, Joe Dreyer, was able to exit the aircraft and walk to an ambulance under his own power. According to the pilot’s sister Lois Rogers, Dreyer suffered burns on his arm and other minor injuries. He was transported by Delaware EMS to The Ohio State University Wexner Burn Center.

Dreyer is a known local small aircraft pilot and has been flying for over 35 years. This is his first accident, according to his sister. He has a small airstrip and hangar on his property.

One witness at the scene described hearing unusual engine noises before hearing the crash.

Rogers said that Dreyer may have been experiencing engine trouble as she heard him gunning the engine before flying beyond the end of the runway where he clipped a small metal barn which flipped the aircraft and caused it to crash.

There were no other passengers on board. The crash is under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Responding to the scene were multiple units from the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, Delaware EMS, Elm Valley Fire District, Cardington Fire Department and the Cardington Police Department.

Source:  http://morrowcountysentinel.com

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