Sunday, July 21, 2019

Loss of Visual Reference: Cessna 182Q, N4876N; accident occurred July 16, 2019 at Flying B Ranch Landing Strip (12ID), Salmon, Idaho

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho

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


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


https://registry.faa.gov/N4876N


Location: Salmon, ID
Accident Number: GAA19CA423
Date & Time: 07/16/2019, 0800 MDT
Registration: N4876N
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of visual reference
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The pilot receiving instruction reported that, during a landing on a high altitude, grass runway, sprinklers "doused the windscreen to the point we really couldn't see." He applied the brakes, but they were "ineffective" and the airplane slid and was not decelerating, he elected to abort the landing. During the go around, the airplane impacted the perimeter fence at the end of the runway and shortly after "scraped the top of a ridge." The airplane was able to maintain flight and landed at a nearby airstrip without further incident.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and horizontal stabilizer.

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: 69, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/12/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/02/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1194.4 hours (Total, all aircraft), 229.2 hours (Total, this make and model), 1094.9 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft)

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 72, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present:Yes 
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/27/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 12/21/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 3631 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1202 hours (Total, this make and model), 3587 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 86.1 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 33.4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1.6 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N4876N
Model/Series: 182 Q
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18267429
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/17/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2960 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3776.6 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-470-U
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: KSMN, 4044 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 37 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1356 UTC
Direction from Accident Site:77° 
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C / 11°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Caldwell, ID (EUL)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Caldwell, ID (EUL)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0640 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Flying B Ranch Landing Strip (12ID)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 3647 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Wet
Runway Used: N
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2000 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Valley/Terrain Following; Traffic Pattern 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 44.968056, -114.732778 (est)

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