Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Cessna 182P Skylane, N7553N: Accident occurred April 29, 2018 at Page Municipal Airport (KPGA), Coconino County, Arizona

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Page, AZ
Accident Number: GAA18CA246
Date & Time: 04/29/2018, 1410 MDT
Registration: N7553N
Aircraft: CESSNA 182
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, during takeoff, the airplane experienced a "loss of lift". He added that he rejected the takeoff, and while landing back on the runway, the airplane bounced and veered left. The airplane exited the runway and came to rest in a shallow ditch.

The pilot reported that the maximum gross weight of the airplane was 3,100 pounds and the weight at the time of the accident was 3,055 pounds.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 17 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 250° at 10 knots, gusting to 19 knots, visibility 10 statute miles, cloud condition clear, temperature 26°C (79°F), dew point -16°C (3°F), altimeter setting 29.71" Hg. The airplane was departing runway 15. The estimated density altitude was 6,816 ft. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 61, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/13/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/29/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 211 hours (Total, all aircraft), 96 hours (Total, this make and model), 211 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 21 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N7553N
Model/Series: 182 P
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1974
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18263243
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/22/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 6011.05 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-470-R
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: KPGA, 4310 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2053 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 158°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts:  10 knots / 19 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 250°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.71 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / -16°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:  No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Page, AZ (PGA)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: MARANA, AZ (AVQ)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1410 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: PAGE MUNI (PGA)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4316 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 15
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5950 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude:  36.930000, -111.450000 (est)

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