Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Cessna 180, N2485C: Accident occurred March 31, 2018 in Grove, Delaware County, Oklahoma

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

Additional Participating Entity
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Accident Preliminary Report

Location: Grove, OK
Accident Number: CEN18LA131
Date & Time: 03/31/2018, 0825 CDT
Registration: N2485C
Aircraft: CESSNA 180
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On March 31, 2018, about 0825 central daylight time, a Cessna 180 airplane, N2485C, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Grove, Oklahoma. The airline transport pilot was not injured and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The flight departed Circle S Farms Airport (AR91), Lowell, Arkansas, about 0800, and was en route to Grove Municipal Airport (KGMJ), Grove, Oklahoma.

According to the pilot, he departed AR91 and was en route to KGMJ to purchase fuel. While en route the engine quit producing power. The pilot elaborated stating there was no sputter, cough, or hesitation of the engine. It just quit. During a forced landing to a rodeo arena, both wings, the empennage, and the fuselage were substantially damaged. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N2485C
Model/Series: 180
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
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: KGMJ, 830 ft msl
Observation Time: 0815 CDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C / 5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 12000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots, 170°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.07 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Lowell, AR (PVT)
Destination: Grove, OK (KGMJ) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

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

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