Monday, May 06, 2019

Cessna 182Q Skylane, N96974: Accident occurred May 05, 2019 at Marion Municipal Airport (KMZZ), Grant County, Indiana

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Marion, IN
Accident Number: GAA19CA246
Date & Time: 05/05/2019, 1712 EDT
Registration: N96974
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 2 Minor, 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, during landing, the airplane landed hard and bounced. He decided to go around, so he added full power, but the nose pitched up sharply. He attempted to lower the nose, but the airspeed decreased and he "lost lift on [the] right side". He pushed forward on the control yoke, but the airplane drifted right, the right wing aerodynamically stalled, the airplane impacted the ground next to a taxiway, and spun around. A passenger observed a fire in front of the firewall and all occupants exited the airplane. The airplane was consumed by a postaccident fire and was destroyed.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector reported that the pilot stated he used nose up trim during approach. The pilot added to the FAA inspector that, during the go around, he attempted to use the electric trim to trim nose down. When the airplane nosed up, the pilot attempted to lower the nose, but hesitated due to the close ground proximity and he retracted the flaps. The FAA inspector examined the airplane and observed that the trim setting was "just short of full nose up trim."

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: 56, 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: BasicMed
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/20/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1880 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1840 hours (Total, this make and model), 1800 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 7 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N96974
Model/Series: 182 Q
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18266920
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/29/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3073.2 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT:  Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-470 SERIES
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: KMZZ, 863 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2115 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 173°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 6000 ft agl
Visibility:  7 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.88 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Rochester, IN (RCR)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Marion, IN (MZZ)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1645 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 858 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 04
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6011 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Go Around; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor, 2 None
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor, 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  40.486944, -85.683611 (est)

MARION, Indiana (WTHR) – Officials say a plane has crashed at the Marion Municipal Airport in Grant County Sunday afternoon.

The Federal Aviation Administration says a single-engine Cessna 182 crashed while landing at the Marion airport around 4:20 p.m.

Witnesses tell Eyewitness News they saw heavy smoke and fire coming from the airport.

According to an FAA spokesman, the aircraft was destroyed by the fire.

Officials say four people were on board at the time of the crash but their conditions are unknown at this time.

The National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge of the investigation.

This is the second plane crash in Indiana today.

This morning, a man was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries after crashing a plane at Anderson Municipal Airport.

Story and video ➤

MARION, Indiana (WISH) -- Four people survived a plane crash Sunday afternoon in Marion, according to officials at the scene. 

Witnesses at the scene told News 8 the plane, which crashed around 5:15 pm. at the Marion Municipal Airport, caught on fire at some point. 

There were four people onboard. 

The cause of the crash was still under investigation on Sunday night.

The plane crash in Marion was the second plane crash reported on Sunday in central Indiana. 

Early Sunday morning a plane crashed in Anderson, seriously injuring its pilot. 

Original article can be found here ➤

MARION, Indiana — Officials confirm a plane has crashed at the Marion Municipal Airport.

Police say there are no fatalities in this crash.

According to airport manager Andy Darlington, none of the four people on board the plane required an ambulance.

Darlington says the accident happened Sunday around 5:15 p.m. The plane was based in Marion and the belief is they were attempting to land.

This is the second plane crash to occur in Indiana today. A man had to be medically airlifted to a hospital after crashing a plane in Anderson.

Original article can be found here ➤

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