Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Cessna 182P Skylane, N7352S, 52 Sierra Corp: Accident occurred May 19, 2017 in Redding, Shasta County, California

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento, California
Continental Motors Inc.; Mobile, Alabama 

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

52 Sierra Corp: http://registry.faa.gov/N7352S

NTSB Identification: WPR17LA106
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, May 19, 2017 in Anderson, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N7352S
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 May 19, 2017, about 1230 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 182P, N7352S, collided with terrain during a forced landing near Anderson, California. The private pilot, the sole occupant, received minor injuries. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight that departed from Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK), Stockton, California, about 1130. No flight plan had been filed. The flight was destined for Redding Municipal Airport (RDD), Redding, California. 

The pilot reported that he had fueled the airplane before departing from SCK, and had about 35 gallons of fuel on board. About 29 miles from RDD, he obtained weather information and started a slow descent just past Red Bluff, California. About 2,000 feet mean sea level (msl), the engine sputtered and lost power. The pilot checked that the fuel selector was selected to both fuel tanks, and checked the magnetos, before looking for a suitable place to land. The airplane touched down next to a road, collided with a gully, and nosed over coming to rest inverted.

The airplane was recovered for further examination.

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