Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cessna 182 Skylane, N5792B, Jacquin Aviation Inc: Accident occurred June 26, 2016 near Greater Kankakee Airport (KIKK), Kankakee County, Illinois

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NTSB Identification: CEN16LA235 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 26, 2016 in Kankakee, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/06/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N5792B
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The commercial pilot reported that, after dropping off skydivers, he made a rapid spiraling descent back to the airport. The pilot added that, because the wind had changed such that it resulted in a tailwind, he initiated a go-around during the landing approach; however, when he advanced the throttle, the engine initially surged and then lost power. The pilot made a forced landing in a corn field near the end of the runway. 

After the accident, the pilot drained about 7 gallons of fuel from the airplane. Fuel was present in the carburetor, but the gascolator bowl was empty. No other anomalies were noted. It is likely that the low level of fuel unported during the rapid spiraling descent, which led to the subsequent fuel starvation to the engine.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
Aa total loss of engine power due to fuel starvation, which resulted from the low level of fuel unporting during a rapid spiraling descent.

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; West Chicago, Illinois

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Jacquin Aviation Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N5792B

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA235
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 26, 2016 in Kankakee, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N5792B
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 June 26, 2016, about 1545 central daylight time, a Cessna 182, N5792B, collided with the terrain during a forced landing in a corn field south of the Greater Kankakee Airport (IKK), Kankakee, Illinois. The pilot was not injured. The airplane received substantial damage to the left wing. The aircraft was registered to and operated by Jacquin Aviation, Inc., as a skydiving flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from IKK about 1515.

The pilot reported the accident occurred on the 4th flight of the day. He dropped the skydivers and returned to the airport lining up to land on runway 16, which he had previously used. During the approach, the pilot noticed the wind direction had changed and he now had a tailwind. The pilot initiated a go-around from an altitude of about 200 ft above ground level. He raised the flaps to 30°and advanced the throttle. He reported there was an initial surge in power, then the engine stopped developing power. The pilot made a right turn and landed the airplane in a corn field on the south side of the airport.

A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector arrived on scene as the pilot was draining the fuel from the airplane. The pilot drained about 7 gallons of fuel from the airplane. The FAA inspector stated there was some fuel in the carburetor bowl when he removed the plug, but the gascolator was empty. No other anomalies were noted which would have resulted in a loss of engine power. The pilot reported he used the carburetor heat during the landing approach and turned it off when he initiated the go-around.

The pilot speculated that the low level of fuel most likely unported during his rapid spiraling descent after dropping the skydivers which resulted in fuel starvation to the engine.

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA235
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 26, 2016 in Kankakee, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N5792B
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 June 26, 2016, about 1400 central daylight time, a Cessna 182, N5792B, collided with the terrain during an off airport forced landing in a corn field just south of the Greater Kankakee Airport (IKK), Kankakee, Illinois. The pilot was not injured. The airplane received substantial damage to the left wing. The aircraft was registered to Jacquin Aviation, Inc., and was operated as a sky diving airplane under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operating on a flight plan. The flight originated from IKK about 1330. 


The pilot reported a loss of engine power while performing a go-around.

1 comment:

Jim B said...


The POH warns about sustained uncoordinated flight can deprive the engine of fuel.

The placards are:

(1) The maximum slip or skid duration with one tank dry: 30 seconds.

(2) operation on either LEFT or RIGHT tank limited to level flight only.

(3) With 1/4 tank or less, prolonged uncoordinated flight is prohibited
when operating on either the left or the right tank.

The pilot already knows what happened.

I know that time is money in the skydiving business but why not follow procedures, fly a regular pattern and avoid expensive issues.