Thursday, January 09, 2020

Cessna 182C Skylane, N8749T: Fatal accident occurred November 11, 2019 in Metaline Falls, Pend Oreille County, Washington

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane, Washington

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Metaline, WA
Accident Number: WPR20LA028
Date & Time: 11/11/2019, 1126 PST
Registration: N8749T
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Injuries:1 Fatal 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 11, 2019, at 1126 Pacific standard time, a Cessna 182, N8749T, was reported overdue/missing near Metaline Falls, Washington. The pilot was fatally injured and recovered from Sullivan Lake on November 16, 2019; the airplane presumably impacted the water and subsequently submerged. The wreckage has not been located. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provision of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that departed Colville Municipal Airport (63S), Colville, Washington.

On November 11, at 1905, the Federal Aviation Administration issued an alert notice (ALNOT) for the missing airplane; the ALNOT was cancelled on November 16 at 1634. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N8749T
Model/Series:182 C 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Coleman Terry L
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: K65S, 2333 ft msl
Observation Time: 1050 PST
Distance from Accident Site: 40 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 0°C / -11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 100°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.52 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Unknown
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: Unknown
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: Unknown
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 48.807222, -117.291944 (est)

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1 comment:

  1. Unfortunate end to one hour local flight. Lake is reported to be up to 300 feet deep, plane not recovered.

    RIP pilot, may the family find peace and healing.