Monday, July 24, 2017

Cessna 182L, N42143: Accident occurred July 22, 2017 in Arbuckle, Colusa County, California

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

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento, California

NTSB Identification: WPR17LA160
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 22, 2017 in Arbuckle, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182L, registration: N42143
Injuries: 2 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 July 22, 2017, about 0845 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 182L, N42143, was substantially damaged during a runway overrun following an aborted takeoff from a private airstrip near Arbuckle, California. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the cross-country flight. The pilot's intended destination was Colusa, California.

The pilot reported that following an uneventful preflight inspection and engine run-up, he began his eastbound takeoff from the private airstrip. As the airplane became airborne, he noticed that the airspeed was decreasing and the airplane was not climbing. The pilot said that he leveled off in ground effect to increase airspeed and verified that the engine was operating at full power. The pilot said he attempted to initiate a climb a second time, however, the airplane did not react as he expected, and he decided to abort the takeoff and land on the runway. Subsequently, the airplane overran the departure end of the runway and impacted multiple trees before it came to rest upright in an orchard.

Examination of the airplane by local law enforcement revealed that the fuselage and both wings were structurally damaged. The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

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