Monday, June 5, 2017

Cessna T182T Turbo Skylane, N6259T, RHYS Vineyards LLC: Accident occurred June 02, 2017 at San Carlos Airport (KSQL), San Mateo County, California

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

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA315
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 02, 2017 in San Carlos, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/03/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA T182, registration: N6259T
Injuries: 3 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 crosswind conditions, the “pilot side wheel briefly touched down” and then “a wind gust pushed the plane down,” which resulted in the nose gear impacting the runway hard. He added that he subsequently heard “a snapping popping bang under my feet” and that the airplane bounced. He further added that, when the airplane settled back to the runway, it skidded to the right off the runway.
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.
An automated weather observation station at the airport recorded that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 280° at 13 knots. The pilot reported that the landing was on runway 30.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's incorrect landing flare, which resulted in a hard, bounced landing.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Jose, California

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

RHYS Vineyards LLC

c/o Benchmark Capital

http://registry.faa.gov/N6259T


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA315
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 02, 2017 in San Carlos, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA T182, registration: N6259T
Injuries: 3 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 crosswind conditions, the "pilot side wheel briefly touched down" and then "a wind gust pushed the plane down," which resulted in the nose gear impacting the runway hard. He added that he subsequently heard "a snapping popping bang under my feet" and the airplane bounced back into the air. He further added that, when the airplane settled back to the runway, it skidded to the right off the runway.

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.

An automated weather observation station, at the accident airport, about the time of the accident, recorded wind 280° at 13 knots. The pilot reported that the landing was on runway 30.

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