Monday, April 24, 2017

Cessna 182F, Fifty Dollar Milk Shake LLC, N3308U: Accident occurred April 21, 2017 in Killeen, Bell County, Texas



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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA243
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, April 21, 2017 in Killeen, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N3308U
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 the landing flare in gusting wind conditions, the airplane “experienced an unexpected nose down pitch with an immediate impact of the front tire on the runway.” He added that the airplane porpoised during the rollout but that he was able to keep the airplane on the runway and taxi to the ramp without further incident.

The firewall sustained substantial damage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's incorrect landing flare in gusting wind conditions.

The pilot reported that during the landing flare in gusting wind conditions, the airplane "experienced an unexpected nose down pitch with an immediate impact of the front tire on the runway." He added that the airplane porpoised during the rollout, but he was able to keep the airplane on the runway and taxi to the ramp without further incident.

The firewall sustained substantial damage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

Fifty Dollar Milk Shake LLC:http://registry.faa.gov/N3308U





AIRCRAFT:   1963 Cessna 182F, N3308U

ENGINE - M&M, S/N:  Continental 0-470-R, serial number 84307-3-R-4

PROPELLER – M&M, S/N:  MCCauley 2A34C66-MP

APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information):

ENGINE:   Total Time: 3,601,    SMOH: 503

PROPELLER:    924     

AIRFRAME:    Total Time: 3,601                   

OTHER EQUIPMENT:      GMA 340, GNS430, KNS80, King KT76, King HIS

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Hard landing on nose wheel

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:    Firewall and all supporting structure, no prop strike                                 
     
LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT: (KILE) Kileen, TX   

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