Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 182H, N8448S; accident occurred May 13, 2019 at Z M Jack Stell Field Airport (KCRT), Crossett, Ashley County, Arkansas

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms


Location: Crossett, AR
Accident Number: GAA19CA259
Date & Time: 05/13/2019, 0900 CDT
Registration: N8448S
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot reported that the airplane touched down on the left side of the runway centerline. During the landing roll, he applied right rudder to steer the airplane back to the runway centerline, but he lost directional control and the airplane exited the right side of the runway. The main landing gear encountered the wet dirt on the right side of the runway and the airplane subsequently nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer and the right-wing lift-strut.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age:71, Male 
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
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: 10/28/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/01/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 160 hours (Total, all aircraft), 160 hours (Total, this make and model), 114 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 7 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N8448S
Model/Series: 182 H
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1965
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18256548
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/12/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2800 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4978 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91A installed
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: KLLQ, 290 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 28 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1353 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 13°
Lowest Cloud Condition:Clear 
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Light and Variable /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 14°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Crossett, AR (CRT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Crossett, AR (CRT)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0800 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Z M Jack Stell Field (CRT)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 183 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 23
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5010 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 33.178333, -91.880278 (est)

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