Sunday, January 14, 2018

Cessna 182S Skylane, N7111W: Accident occurred November 22, 2017 at Bolingbrook's Clow International Airport (1C5), Will County, Illinois

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; DuPage, Illinois

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Registered to Better Living Aviation Inc

Operated by A&M Aviation   

Location: Bolingbrook, IL
Accident Number: CEN18LA041
Date & Time: 11/22/2017, 1040 CST
Registration: N7111W
Aircraft: CESSNA 182S
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 22, 2017, about 1040 central standard time, a Cessna 182S airplane, N7111W departed the runway and impacted terrain while taking off from the Bolingbrook's Clow International Airport (1C5), Bolingbrook, Illinois. The pilot, sole occupant, was not injured and the airplane was substantially damaged during the accident. The airplane was registered to Better Living Aviation, Inc, Wilmington, Delaware, and operated by A&M Aviation, Bolingbrook, Illinois, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time. The local flight was originating at the time of the accident.

The pilot reported that he used the airplane's checklist to complete a preflight inspection. He taxied the airplane to the warm-up pad to complete the checklist items and configure the airplane for the takeoff. He then taxied on to runway 36. The pilot continued that he aligned the airplane with the centerline and slowly added takeoff power. The initial takeoff roll was straight down the runway, but the airplane started to turn right. The pilot was unable to correct the turn or stop the airplane, before the airplane exited the side of the runway. The airplane became airborne, settled and impacted a ditch, and came to rest upside down.

The responding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector reported that the airplane's nose landing gear, and wings were damaged, and the fuselage sustained substantial damage during the accident. Additionally, an examination of the airplane's steering and rudder system did not find any preimpact abnormalities.

The pilot added that he did not remember what else he did when the airplane started to turn, and why it did not work. Nor did he noticed any undirected braking of the airplane, or unusual taxi characteristics of the airplane prior to it turning to the right.

At 1055, the automated weather observation facility located at the Lewis University Airport (KLOT), about 5 miles south of the accident site recorded; wind at 240 degrees at 4 knots. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 80
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:
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification:  Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/15/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/03/2017
Flight Time: 786 hours (Total, all aircraft), 99 hours (Total, this make and model), 22 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N7111W
Model/Series: 182S NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1999
Amateur Built: No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18280550
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/06/2017, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2348 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4989 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-540 SER
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 230 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: KLOT
Observation Time: 1055 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 180°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: -1°C / -9°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots, 240°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.37 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Precipitation
Departure Point: Bolingbrook, IL (1C5)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Bolingbrook, IL (1C5)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  CST
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Airport: Bolingbrook's Clow Int'l (1C5)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 675 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 36
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3360 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  41.695556, -88.128889

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