Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Cessna 182 Skylane, N5700B: Accident occurred May 27, 2018 in Aberdeen, Bingham County, Idaho

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

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


Location: Aberdeen, ID
Accident Number: WPR18LA149
Date & Time: 05/27/2018, 1420 MDT
Registration: N5700B
Aircraft: CESSNA 182
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 27, 2018, about 1420 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 182 airplane, N5700B, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Aberdeen, Idaho. The commercial pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The cross-country flight originated from the Reno-Stead Airport, Reno, Nevada, at 1000 Pacific daylight time with an intended destination of Blackfoot, Idaho.

The pilot reported that during cruise flight, they encountered deteriorating weather along their route and decided to initiate a 180° turn to the right toward Pocatello, Idaho, at an altitude of about 2,000 feet above ground level. As the turn was completed, the engine began to sputter and partially lose power. The pilot stated that he established best glide speed while troubleshooting the engine by advancing the mixture to full rich and verifying the fuel selector valve was set to both. Despite his attempts, the engine would not regain power and he initiated a forced landing to a freshly plowed field. During the landing roll, the nose gear of the airplane dug into the dirt and the airplane nosed over.

Examination of the airplane by the pilot revealed that the vertical stabilizer, rudder, and fuselage were substantially damaged. The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N5700B
Model/Series: 182 UNDESIGNATED
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: PIH, 4452 ft msl
Observation Time: 1418 MDT
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / 9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 4600 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots, 260°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 8500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Reno, NV (RTS)
Destination: Blackfoot, ID 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  42.978333, -112.791944

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