Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Cessna 182Q, Civil Air Patrol Inc., N4810N : Accident occurred August 24, 2016 at Fallbrook Community Airpark (L18), San Diego County, California

National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Accident Factual Report: 


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA San Diego FSDO-09

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA449
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 24, 2016 in Fallbrook, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N4810N
Injuries: 2 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 flight instructor reported that during a Civil Air Patrol evaluation flight, he decided to demonstrate a power off landing to the pilot being evaluated. The flight instructor further reported that the airplane touched down within the first 400 feet of the 2,160-foot runway and reported that the brakes were ineffective during the landing roll. The pilot witness who observed the landing from the left seat reported that he observed heavy braking, some swerving, a loss of control, and the airplane exited the left side of the runway near the departure end of the runway. During the runway excursion, the airplane nosed over and sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, empennage, and the right wing lift strut.

In a Civil Air Patrol online system, the pilot witness reported that over the runway threshold the airspeed was 84 knots, the altitude was 20 feet, and the airplane touchdown zone was 1/2 to 2/3 down the runway, with 1000 feet of runway remaining.

The local flight school provided video surveillance of the landing. The video showed the airplane still airborne while in the camera frame, which was about 700 feet past the runway threshold. The airplane subsequently moved out of camera view and was still airborne. The video did not show the airplane touch down on the runway.

In a post-accident examination four days after the accident by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), both brakes were found to be functional.

In a post-accident inspection almost two weeks after the accident by the repair mechanic, it was revealed that the left brake was working, but the right brake was "full of air." The mechanic reported that when the airplane was upside down air can enter into the hydraulic system, so "all bets are off". The mechanic further reported that there were no flat or bald spots on the tires.

A small plane coming in for a landing at the Fallbrook Air Park ran out of runway and made a left, causing the plane to roll over, officials said.

The Cessna 182, a part of the Civil Air Patrol, landed shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the air park, located at 2155 S Mission Road. The Civil Air Patrol is the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary. 

The plane was on an authorized proficiency flight with two pilots on board when it landed on the runway, but ran out of space. 

The pilot made a left at the end of the runway and the plane rolled over, fire officials said. 

The two occupants inside, a 77-year-old man and a 79-year-old man, suffered minor injuries. 

The aircraft suffered "substantial damage", Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesman Ian Gregor said. 

No one was trapped inside, fire officials said. 

FAA and the National Transpiration Safety Board (NTSB) officials will investigate the crash.


FALLBROOK, Calif. – No one was seriously injured after a small airplane flipped over upon landing at the Fallbrook airport, authorities confirmed.

The Cessna 182 was seen upside-down at the end of the runway of Fallbrook Community Airpark at 2155 S. Mission Road around 1:20 p.m.  The two people aboard, both in their late 70s, had minor injuries and declined medical aid, North County Fire Department official said.

Fire official told FOX 5 that the plane crashed while on takeoff, but a county official said it happened as the plane was landing. The pilot overshot the runway and flipped the plane, a county official said.

Both San Diego County Sheriff’s Department deputies and local firefighters went to the airport.

Details regarding what type of airplane crashed or the extent of the damage were not immediately known.

The runway was shut down to allow emergency crews to assist the pilot and passenger. Clean up crews were expected to mop up a minor fuel leak before reopening the area.


FALLBROOK, Calif. - A light plane crash landed at the end of a runway at an airport in Fallbrook Wednesday, but the 79-year-old pilot and his passenger emerged largely unscathed, authorities reported.

The aviation accident at Fallbrook Community Airpark on South Mission Road occurred shortly after 1 p.m., said Capt. Rich Berry of the North County Fire Protection District.

The flier and his 77-year-old companion were able to get out of the Cessna on their own and did not require hospital treatment for minor injuries, Berry said.

It was not immediately clear why the pilot lost control of the plane.


FALLBROOK — A small plane crashed at Fallbrook Community Airpark and landed upside down in a nursery Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

The pilot and passenger suffered minor injuries and were not taken to a hospital, North County Fire Capt. Rich Berry said. He said one man is age 79 and the other age 77.

The crash was reported by a witness who called 911 at 1 p.m. The witness said it occurred at the south end of the runway at the airport on Mission Road, a sheriff's official said.

Berry said the pilot was landing when he lost control of the plane. It skidded off the runway and overturned among potted nursery plants.

Firefighters were handling a fuel spill, but there was no fire, Berry said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, the instructor was able to demonstrate a power off landing and make it very exciting for his student. Glad they survived. Not glad that the taxpayers keep getting abused by this type of incompetence. The FAA should jerk the instructors ticket. He blamed it on the airplane. It's no wonder the CAP is worried about their future funding from Congress.