Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, March 13, 2017 in Skiatook, OK
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N6330B
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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 March 13, 2017, about 1530 central daylight time, a Cessna 182 single-engine airplane, N6330B, impacted terrain following a loss of control while taxiing for departure from the Skiatook Municipal Airport (2F6), Skiatook, Oklahoma. The commercial pilot, who was the sole occupant, was not injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the left horizontal stabilizer. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and a flight plan was not filed. The local flight was originating at the time of the accident.
The pilot stated that while he was taxiing the airplane for departure to runway 36, the airplane suddenly veered to the right. The pilot attempted to correct the right turn by applying the left brake, however, the attempt was unsuccessful and the airplane entered a drainage ditch. The airplane came to rest upright off the taxiway surface in the drainage ditch.
Examination of the airplane by the pilot revealed the left horizontal stabilizer was bent.