Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Runway Excursion: Cessna 182T Skylane, N6284X; accident occurred June 17, 2018 at Sebring Regional Airport (KSEF), Highlands County, Florida

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida 

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 Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

St Pete Flying Club 


Location: Sebring, FL
Accident Number: GAA18CA364
Date & Time: 06/17/2018, 1900 EDT
Registration: N6284X
Aircraft: CESSNA 182T
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Runway excursion
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal


The pilot reported that, after landing in crosswind conditions, the airplane veered right, exited the runway, and nosed over. The airplane came to rest upside down on the sandy grass adjacent to the runway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and empennage.

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 system at the airport reported that, about 6 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 080┬║ at 6 knots. The pilot landed the airplane on runway 1 and reported that the wind speed was 21 knots.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing with a crosswind.


Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Crosswind - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll
Loss of control on ground
Runway excursion (Defining event)
Nose over/nose down 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 70, 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: 04/25/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/27/2017
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 168 hours (Total, all aircraft), 16 hours (Total, this make and model), 70 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N6284X
Model/Series: 182T T
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2008
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18282105
Landing Gear Type:Tricycle 
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2348 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-540-AB1A5
Rated Power: 290 hp
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSEF, 63 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2315 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 131° 
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 80°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:N/A / N/A 
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 21°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Punta Gorda, FL (PGD)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Sebring, FL (SEF)
Type of Clearance: VFR; VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1819 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 61 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 01
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5234 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Straight-in 

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: 27.456389, -81.342500 (est)

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