Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Aerodynamic Stall/Spin: Cessna 182T Skylane, N2019A; accident occurred February 15, 2020 near Huron Regional Airport (KHON), Beadle County, South Dakota

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rapid City, South Dakota

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Huron, SD
Accident Number: CEN20CA086
Date & Time: 02/15/2020, 0913 CST
Registration: N2019A
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The private pilot stated that the airplane was low and at a slower than normal airspeed while on final approach. When the airplane was about 50 ft above the ground he reduced the engine power to idle to land, but the airplane entered an aerodynamic stall and descended into a snowbank short of the runway. Both wings were substantially damaged and the nose wheel collapsed during impact. The pilot also stated that there were no malfunctions with the airplane that would have contributed to the accident. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 68, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present:
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/16/2018
Occupational Pilot:No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  900 hours (Total, all aircraft), 150 hours (Total, this make and model), 850 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 80 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 0 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0.7 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N2019A
Model/Series: 182 T
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2005
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18281698
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Date/Type of Last Inspection:
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2348 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
Engine Model/Series: IO-540 SER
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power:
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: KHON
Distance from Accident Site: 75 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1555 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 350°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 290°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: -3°C / -6°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Clark, SD (8D7)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Huron, SD (HON)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0830 CST
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 1288 ft
Runway Surface Condition:
Runway Used: 30
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7201 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Straight-in

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 44.379722, -98.218611 (est)

1 comment:

  1. Just curious ... Was this an "off duty" Commutair pilot ?

    Glad no one hurt.