Friday, January 10, 2020

Landing Area Undershoot: Cessna 182J Skylane, N2408Q; accident occurred September 04, 2019 at Yeager Airport (KCRW), Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia

View of impact markings on engineered material arrestor system.
Federal Aviation Administration

View of damaged fuselage.
Federal Aviation Administration

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charleston, West Virginia

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Charleston, WV

Accident Number: GAA19CA525
Date & Time: 09/04/2019, 2330 EDT
Registration: N2408Q
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing area undershoot
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot reported that, while performing landings for night currency, he misjudged the approach and the airplane landed short on the engineered materials arrestor system prior to the runway threshold.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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

The approach end of the runway is near the edge of a plateau upon which the airport sits with rising terrain leading up to the approach end of the runway. The terrain prior to the runway is about 370 ft lower than the approach end of the runway.

Archived Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) for the date of the accident stated that:



Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 77, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/14/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/24/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 2342 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1754 hours (Total, this make and model), 2137 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N2408Q
Model/Series: 182 J
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Amateur Built: No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18257608
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/21/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2800 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4402.5 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91A installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-470 SERIES
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 260 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCRW, 982 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0323 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 44°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4300 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 10°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 16°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Charleston, WV (CRW)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Charleston, WV (CRW)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 2315 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class C

Airport Information

Airport: YEAGER (CRW)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 947 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 05
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6715 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 38.369444, -81.601944 (est)

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