Monday, October 17, 2016

Cessna 182R Skylane, N5446N: Accident occurred October 16, 2016 at Leesburg Executive Airport (KJYO), Loudoun County, Virginia

National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Accident Factual Report:

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Washington FSDO-27

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA024
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 16, 2016 in Leesburg, VA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N5446N
Injuries: 2 Minor, 2 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 the airplane landed hard and he was unable to maintain directional control. The airplane exited the runway to the left, and upon contacting the grass nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, empennage, and right wing lift strut.

The pilot reported that there were no pre impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

An airplane ran off the runway at Leesburg Executive Airport around 5 p.m. Sunday, a Town of Leesburg spokeswoman reported tonight.

There were no severe injuries.

After leaving the runway Sunday, a Cessna 182R Skylane with four people on board flipped over. One person was transported to Inova Loudoun Hospital’s Leesburg Campus for non-life threatening injuries. The pilot and two other passengers were assessed and treated at the scene.

The runway was closed during the initial emergency response and reopened by 6 p.m.

According to a town spokesperson, as the aircraft was being righted to tow it to a storage hangar, a fuel leak was discovered. The Loudoun County Hazmat Team responded and contained the spill. There is no fire or danger to the public, the spokesperson reported.

At the time of the accident, the pilot reported having less than 50 gallons of fuel on board. 

A Federal Aviation Administration investigator was also on scene Sunday night.

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