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Cessna 182P Skylane, N7392Q, registered to Skypartners LLC and operated by the pilot: Accident occurred November 23, 2016 near Bridgeport Municipal Airport (KXBP), Wise County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Irving, Texas
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas

Continental Motors; Mobile, Alabama

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


Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms 
 
Skypartners LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N7392Q



Location: Bridgeport, TX
Accident Number: CEN17LA044
Date & Time: 11/23/2016, 1115 CST
Registration: N7392Q
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fuel starvation
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 23, 2016, about 1115 central standard time, a Cessna 182P airplane, N7392Q, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power on initial climb after takeoff from runway 36 (4,004 feet by 60 feet, asphalt) at the Bridgeport Municipal Airport (XBP), Bridgeport, Texas. The pilot sustained serious injuries and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was registered to Skypartners LLC and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was operated on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan. The flight had originated shortly before the accident.

The pilot reported that they departed Hutchinson Regional Airport (HUT) about 0827. The intended destination was the New Braunfels Regional Airport (BAZ), with a planned fuel stop at XBP. After fueling the airplane at XBP, she obtained an IFR clearance to BAZ. The takeoff was "normal" until about 200 ft above ground level when the engine "suddenly stopped completely." Her efforts to restore engine power were not successful and she executed a forced landing straight ahead. The airplane touched down "hard" in the pasture off the end of the runway and impacted a row of trees before coming to a stop.

The passenger reported that the takeoff proceeded "uneventfully" and the engine ran "smoothly." However, shortly after takeoff as the airplane neared the end of the runway, the engine lost power. The airplane landed "very hard" in the grass beyond the end of the runway and struck trees.

A witness reported that the airplane first touched down about 1,000 feet beyond the departure end of the runway in the middle of a field. The airplane subsequently bounced, touched down again, and impacted a tree. The propeller separated after the airplane contacted the tree. He responded to the accident site and observed the fuel selector in the Off position at that time. He noted that fuel was pouring from the right-wing fuel tank.

The responding Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stated that both the pilot and passenger independently informed him that they believed the fuel selector was in the "wrong" position during takeoff. They had stopped for fuel and did not reset the selector prior to departure.

The accident site was located about 500 yards north of the runway 36 departure threshold, according to the Federal Aviation Administration inspector that responded to scene. A postrecovery examination of the airplane was conducted by an FAA inspector, with technical assistance from representatives of the airframe and engine manufacturers. No anomalies consistent with a preimpact failure or malfunction were observed.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 63, Female
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/01/2015
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/10/2016
Flight Time:  646 hours (Total, all aircraft), 439 hours (Total, this make and model), 541 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 34 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 



Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N7392Q
Model/Series: 182P P
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1972
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18261032
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/08/2016, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2348 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 68 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4551 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT: C91A installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-470-F(37)
Registered Owner: Skypartners LLC
Rated Power: 260 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: XBP, 864 ft msl
Observation Time: 1115 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 180°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C / 6°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots/ 14 knots, 320°
Visibility (RVR): 
Altimeter Setting: 30.18 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Bridgeport, TX (XBP)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: New Braunfels, TX (BAZ)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 1115 CST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Bridgeport Muni (XBP)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 864 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 36
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4004 ft / 60 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced Landing 

Wreckage and Impact Information


Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  33.175278, -97.828333 (est)


NTSB Identification: CEN17LA044
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 23, 2016 in Bridgeport, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N7392Q
Injuries: 1 Serious, 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 November 23, 2016, about 1115 central standard time, a Cessna 182P airplane, N7392Q, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power on initial climb after takeoff from runway 36 (4,004 feet by 60 feet, asphalt) at the Bridgeport Municipal Airport (XBP), Bridgeport, Texas. The pilot sustained serious injuries and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was registered to Skypartners LLC and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The flight had originated shortly before the accident.

A witness initially observed the airplane on approach to runway 36. The engine was "coughing and sputtering." The airplane crossed the runway threshold about 500 feet above ground level (agl) and subsequently overshot the runway. It first touched down about 1,000 feet beyond the departure end of the runway in the middle of a field. After touching down, the airplane bounced about 25 feet into the air before touching down again and impacting a tree. The propeller separated after the airplane contacted the tree.

The accident site was located about 1,500 feet north of the runway 36 departure threshold.

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