Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 182L Skylane, N3107R; accident occurred June 03, 2020 at J A Knolle Airport (8XS3), Sandia, Jim Wells County, Texas

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

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


Location: Sandia, TX
Accident Number: WPR20CA164
Date & Time: 06/03/2020, 0914 CDT
Registration: N3107R
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that during a soft field takeoff from a grass airstrip with 20º of flaps extended, about a third of the way down the airstrip, the left main landing gear wheel impacted mud as the airplane rotated and initiated the climb. The airplane drifted left of centerline and the pilot corrected with right aileron control. The airplane continued to drift left, and subsequently collided with a fence and a tree before it collided with terrain in an open field, coming to rest in a nose down position. The wings and fuselage were substantially damaged.

According to a witness, after the airplane became airborne, it attained an altitude of about 20 ft above the ground as it drifted to the left of the airstrip centerline.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 81, 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: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/21/2020
Occupational Pilot:Yes 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/03/2020
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 4696.9 hours (Total, all aircraft), 76.4 hours (Total, this make and model), 4413 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 6.3 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 6.3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N3107R
Model/Series: 182 L
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1967
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number:18258507 
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/31/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2348 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 152 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5941 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer:Continental 
ELT: C91A installed, activated, aided in locating accident
Engine Model/Series:O-470-R 
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: KNOG, 257 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0906 CDT
Direction from Accident Site: 245°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR): 
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point:
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Sandia, TX (8XS3)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Kingsville, TX (IKG)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0914 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: J A Knolle (8XS3)
Runway Surface Type: Dirt; Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 41 ft
Runway Surface Condition:Soft 
Runway Used: 13
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3000 ft / 50 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 27.993889, -97.820556 (est)


SANDIA - First responders are investigating a plane crash that happened at the a private airfield on Farm-to-Market 70 Wednesday morning.

Early reports from investigators on scene said that the pilot was able to escape unharmed.

The elderly pilot was taken to a Corpus Christi hospital for precaution.

According to sources, the small plane may have hit something during take off causing the pilot to lose control. He may have also clipped a tree.

The accident is still under investigation.


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