Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Cessna R182, N1835R, registered to and operated by Meridian Flying Service: Accident occurred September 12, 2017 in Worland, Washakie County, Wyoming

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Casper, Wyoming

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Meridian Flying Services Inc:

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA356
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in Worland, WY
Aircraft: CESSNA R182, registration: N1835R
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 September 12, 2017, about 1600 mountain daylight time, a Cessna R182 airplane, N1835R, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Worland, Wyoming. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by Meridian Flying Service as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 aerial observation flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Sloulin Field International Airport (ISN), Williston, North Dakota and was destined for the Worland Municipal Airport (WRL), Worland, Wyoming.

The pilot stated that the engine lost power during pipeline surveillance flight and he executed a forced landing to a dirt road. The airplane sustained damage to the fuselage.

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