Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Cessna 182P, registered to Flying Stooges LLC, N52450: Accident occurred August 12, 2017 at Miller–Sparta Airport (8D4), Kent County, Michigan

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Sparta, MI
Accident Number: GAA17CA485
Date & Time: 08/12/2017, 1030 EDT
Registration: N52450
Aircraft: CESSNA 182
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot reported that the airplane landed hard and bounced. He added that he performed a go-around, landed, and taxied to the ramp uneventfully.

During a walkaround before another flight that day, he noticed that the airplane had sustained substantial damage to the fuselage during his previous flight.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 67, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/27/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 11/04/2015
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 318 hours (Total, all aircraft), 140 hours (Total, this make and model), 235 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 18 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N52450
Model/Series: 182 P
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1973
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18262617
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/10/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2950 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3831 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT:  Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-470-R
Registered Owner: FLYING STOOGES LLC
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: KGRR, 803 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1353 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 155°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 1400 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 330°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 16°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Sparta, MI (8D4)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Sparta, MI (8D4)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1010 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 774 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 25
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4032 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and Go; Traffic Pattern 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude:  43.128333, -85.676667 (est)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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