Thursday, March 05, 2020

Cessna 182A Skylane, N4031D: Accident occurred March 04, 2020 in Moab, Grand County, Utah

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Moab, UT
Accident Number: WPR20LA099
Date & Time: 03/04/2020, 2315 MST
Registration: N4031D
Aircraft: CESSNA 182
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On March 4, 2020, about 2315 mountain standard time, a Cessna 182A tailwheel equipped airplane, N4031D, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Moab, Utah. The airline transport pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that he performed a normal 3-point landing on runway 21. During the landing roll, the airplane veered to the right, in which the pilot corrected by applying left rudder. Shortly after, the airplane "pulled hard to the right" and despite the pilot's control inputs, exited the right side of the runway and nosed over.

Postaccident examination of the airplane by the pilot revealed that the fuselage was structurally damaged. The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N4031D
Model/Series: 182 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCNY, 4560 ft msl
Observation Time: 0653 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 3°C / -8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.22 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Glenwood Spring, CO
Destination: Moab, UT (CNY)  

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: 38.755833, -109.753889 (est)

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