Sunday, May 6, 2018

Cessna 182R Skylane, N5419E: Accident occurred May 06, 2018 at Clarksville–Montgomery County Regional Airport / Outlaw Field (KCKV), Tennessee

Civil Air Patrol Inc:

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA260
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 06, 2018 in Clarksville, TN
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N5419E

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – A Cessna 182 aircraft crashed on landing at the Clarksville Regional Airport about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6. 

According to Clarksville police, the aircraft touched down, went through the perimeter fence, and came to rest on the shoulder of Outlaw Field Road, blocking one lane of traffic.

Officials believe the pilot was the only occupant of the plane. The pilot’s injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Lt Colonel Wilson Polidura with the Civil Air Patrol was on the scene and said the aircraft was on an Air Force assigned training mission and a thunderstorm took control of the aircraft.

Outlaw Field Rd. will be down to one lane until the investigation is complete. 

Original article can be found here ➤


Anonymous said...

I am not intending to be anti CAP with this comment, but I believe that an investigation should be conducted due to the number of these try of incidents with C182’s and the CAP. It believe they need to improve the training or find some different Instructors. A flight school or other aviation business with this kind of incident record would have been out o& business long ago. Since it’s taxpayer funded, it seems to operate like like a money vacuum.

D Naumann said...

??a thunderstorm took control of the aircraft?? WTF. I guess the pilot had nothing to do with it?? Nasty ol' TRW!!

Anonymous said...

If you look at military aviation training, they have a far superior safety record than CAP. I don’t not have actual numbers, and they do not compare well due to equipment differences, and mission differences,. But the CAP safety record stands out enough to cause some concern. I would support putting them on the FAA Medalion Foundation program with the goal if improving their safety record and saving costs by reducing injury and equipment destruction. The cost of this program would seem to be justified. It has worked for some part 121 and part 135 operators.

AlanM said...

Prior to posting comments that denigrate an organization and its members, the responsible thing to do would be to gather accurate data first. Civil Air Patrol has an aviation safety record that is much better than comparable populations in general aviation. To claim that military aviation has a better safety record is to demonstrate ignorance of the facts, and lack of awareness of all the non-reported adverse events that destroy airplanes and helicopters on a regular basis in the Armed Forces (I was there).

The current punishment-first mentality of CAP does nothing to improve safety. What we should all be trying to emulate is the phenomenal improvement in safety seen by U.S. airlines. This improvement came about by significant efforts to improve training, safety reporting, safety analysis, and open-communication. The best way to cut off communication is to pounce on a pilot for even minor accidental events (flat spotted tires, bent tail rings, etc.), but that is CAP's faulty methodology to solve problems.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

AlanM, you sound like you agree some changes need to be made. The previous suggestion about the Medalion Program was good in my opinion. However, I doubt the CAP leaders would ever agree to participate if thier attitude is what you state. So I guess things should just remain the same. Google CAP on this site as I have and review the last 2-3 years before you state how good thier safety record is. One accident has cost US taxpayers $20 million plus, not counting CAPs own attorney fees, and it was preventable!

Anonymous said...

AND three fatalities. I had to look this up and read the entire article. I was surprised no criminal charges for the people ignoring the rules and procedures. Their seems to be zero accountability. US taxpayer gets the bill. The families get to grieve. CAP pilots get new airplane, and promotion!

As to the accident above. CAP should not be conducting “authorized training missions” when Metar/taf show thunderstorms This is a rookie mistake that was also avoidable.

Anonymous said...

I deal with pilots that use poor judgment every day. Trust me, it's not just a CAP issue. CAP seems to be an easy target for you all. I've got an idea...why don't you bring over all of your skills and expertise and become a CAP pilot. They would appreciate your services...but I'm sure you are too busy letting everyone know how great your knowledge, skills, and abilities are to actually do some meaningful volunteer work for your community. Have a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

Politics as usual. The problem is who is paying the bill. ($60 mil/year). Weight has to be given to cost vs. benefit. Positive benefit is the result of good management. Anyone who questions management of CAP is countered with the usual lame responses. Based on my personal experiences with CAP at our airport, I would steer any pilot or person wanting to be a pilot, especially youths, from getting involved with the program. They should be setting examples for other all interested in aviation, but often, do not. I am sure their are many CAP units that do their job well and deserve respect of fellow aviators. I just wish I could see more positive progress and less bad news.