Saturday, June 01, 2019

Cessna 182A Skylane, N3870D: Incident occurred June 01, 2019 in Ocean City, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro, New Jersey

Aircraft lost power and landed on the beach.

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Date: 01-JUN-19
Time: 12:45:00Z
Regis#: N3870D
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: A182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

OCEAN CITY, New Jersey (WPVI) -- Beachgoers in Ocean City, New Jersey were surprised when a plane landed on the sand Saturday morning.

Police say the pilot made an emergency landing on the 49th Street beach around 8:35 a.m.

It's not yet clear why the pilot had to make an emergency landing.

Video from viewer Joan Samonisky shows the plane landing, then coming to an abrupt stop. The plane lurches up onto its wing before coming back down on its landing gear.

The pilot was the only person on board and emerged from the plane without any injuries.

There was minor damage to the plane.

The FAA has been called to the scene to investigate. Ocean City police say the plane will be removed once the Federal Aviation Administration investigation is complete.

This comes just days after a plane went down in the water off Cape May, New Jersey. A recovery operation for that pilot continues.

Original article can be found here ➤

The sands of the beach near 49th Street in Ocean City are usually teeming with people looking to soak up the sun and perhaps catch some ocean waves, but on Saturday they were occupied instead by an airplane.

The Cessna 182A Skylane plane was forced into an emergency beach landing around 8:35 a.m., Ocean City Police Sgt. Pat Randles said. The sole occupant was the pilot who, barring perhaps a slight scare, was uninjured.

No one was on the beach when the plane made its landing, and the aircraft itself sustained only minor damage, Randles said.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating, but until they're done, the plane will remain on the beach, the sergeant said.

Original article ➤


  1. It looks like he used the 'short field' technique.

  2. Elevator was completely neutral the whole time. No aerodynamic braking at all :/

  3. 1st off, kudos for making a successful off-airport landing. However, my instructor would have me doing push-ups for not having the control yoke pulled back in my chest upon touchdown. Keeping the nose wheel off as long as possible could have prevented the prop strike. It is easy to Monday morning quarterback such accidents from my computer desk however!

  4. Pretty soft sand ... Gradual full use of up elevator would have only delayed the inevitable.

    Usually much firmer nearer to the water ... Then hope the tide is going out.


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