Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Cessna T182T Turbo Skylane, N68AX, registered to M & B Holdings LLC and operated by the pilot: Accident occurred May 28, 2018 at Yerington Municipal Airport Lyon County, Nevada

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

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


Location: Yerington, NV
Accident Number: ANC18LA039
Date & Time: 05/28/2018, 1300 PDT
Registration: N68AX
Aircraft: CESSNA T182T
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 28, 2018, about 1300 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna T182T airplane, N68AX, sustained substantial damage following a loss of directional control, a runway excursion and nose over while landing at Yerington Municipal Airport (O43), Yerington, Nevada. The airplane was registered to M & B Holdings, LLC and operated by the pilot as a visual flight rules flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The private pilot and pilot rated passenger sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

According to the pilot, after conducting multiple uneventful landings at O43 they were returning for a full stop landing. He reported that the touchdown on the main wheels was normal, but immediately after the nose wheel contacted the landing surface the airplane veered sharply to the left, exited the improved runway surface and encountered an area of soft sand. The nose wheel separated from fuselage and the airplane subsequently nosed over sustaining substantial damage to the fuselage, vertical stabilizer and rudder.

The closest weather reporting facility was Minden-Tahoe Airport (KMEV), Minden, Nevada, about 28 miles west of the accident site. At 1253, an METAR from KMEV was reporting, in part: wind from 30 °at 8 knots; visibility, 10 statute miles; clouds and sky condition, clear; temperature, 66 °F; dew point 39° F; altimeter, 30.19 inches of mercury.

A detailed wreckage examination is pending. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N68AX
Model/Series: T182T T
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: KMEV, 4724 ft msl
Observation Time: 1953 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 28 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / 4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots, 30°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.19 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Reno, NV
Destination: Yerington, NV (O43)

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:  39.005556, -119.156667 (est)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

It appears that the pilot induced a severe "porpoise" which severely damaged the nose-gear area (Cowling, Prop) and then flipped on it's back.

Close inspection by local CFI. -Matt