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FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Sacramento FSDO-25
NTSB Identification: GAA16CA520
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, September 29, 2016 in Lakeport, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/05/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N2613G
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 reported that during approach the airplane began to sink excessively. The pilot further reported that he applied power and attempted to climb, but the airplane impacted terrain prior to the approach end of the runway.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing lift strut.
The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation. He further reported that a little more airspeed, lesser flap setting, and altitude could have prevented the accident.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's delayed action to add power during the approach, which resulted in an impact with terrain prior to the approach end of the runway.