Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Cessna C182RG, N2696C: Incidents occurred April 09, 2018 and August 14, 2016; Accident occurred February 04, 2012 at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (KCOS), Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver

Aircraft landed gear up on runway 17R.

United States Air Force
Peterson AFB Aero Club  


Date: 09-APR-18
Time: 20:17:00Z
Regis#: N2696C
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172RG
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

Aircraft on landing, nose gear collapsed. 

Date: 14-AUG-16
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N2696C
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
State: Colorado

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board 

Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Accident Number: CEN12CA157
Date & Time: 02/04/2012, 1422 MDT
Registration: N2696C
Aircraft: CESSNA R182
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear not configured
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal


The pilot was conducting a series of practice accuracy landings in preparation for a checkride. He reported that he inadvertently forgot to extend the landing gear. He added that he did not remember hearing the landing gear warning horn just before touchdown because he had allowed himself to become fixated on maneuvering the aircraft to the precise landing point. The airplane touched down on the runway surface with the landing gear retracted, which caused substantial damage to the fuselage structure. The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions with the airplane.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot did not extend the landing gear before landing.


Landing gear system - Not used/operated (Cause)

Personnel issues
Forgotten action/omission - Pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing gear not configured (Defining event)
Abnormal runway contact 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Military
Age: 49, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: Seatbelt, Shoulder harness
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane; Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Helicopter; Instrument Helicopter
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam:  11/21/2011
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 12/23/2011
Flight Time:   3653 hours (Total, all aircraft), 22 hours (Total, this make and model), 2107 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 23 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 14 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N2696C
Model/Series: R182
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: R18200218
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/06/2012, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 50 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1176 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT:  Not installed
Engine Model/Series: O-540 SERIES
Rated Power: 250 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: KCOS, 6187 ft msl
Observation Time: 1354 MDT
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 90°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: -1°C / -8°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots, 30°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.35 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Colorado Springs, CO (COS)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Destination: Colorado Springs, CO (COS)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1345 MDT
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Airport: City of Colorado Springs Muni (COS)
Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 6187 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 35R
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 13501 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Traffic Pattern 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  38.803333, -104.700278 (est)

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