Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Cessna R182 Skylane RG, N639RR: Accident occurred August 24, 2020 in Crowley, Acadia Parish, Louisiana

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Crowley, LA
Accident Number: CEN20LA361
Date & Time: 08/24/2020, 0930 CDT
Registration: N639RR
Aircraft: Cessna R182
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Aerial Observation

On August 24, 2020, about 0930 central daylight time, a Cessna R182 airplane, N639RR, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Crowley, Louisiana. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 aerial observation flight.

According to the pilot, the preflight engine run-up and takeoff were normal. About 30 minutes into the aerial observation flight, the engine began "popping" and running rough. The pilot was unable to maintain sufficient engine RPMs and elected to return to the departure airport for a precautionary landing. Based on the airplane's location relative to the runway orientation, the pilot performed a downwind landing. During the approach, the airplane was "a little high and fast;" however, the pilot was committed to the landing due to the reduced engine performance. The airplane touched down, overran the end of the turf runway, impacted a ditch and came to rest upright.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage. Visual examination of the engine revealed the No. 4 engine cylinder exhaust valve push rod and housing were bent.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N639RR
Model/Series: R182 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
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: IYA, 16 ft msl
Observation Time: 0935 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 1600 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 40°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Crowley, LA (LS09)
Destination: Crowley, LA (LS09)

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: 30.138889, -92.333333 (est)

WARRANTY:  There is no warranty, express or implied for the information provided herein or the condition, useability, workability, operability or marketability of the aircraft salvage.  All times are approximate and the logbooks and aircraft should be inspected by each bidder BEFORE BIDDING.  Failure of the bidder to view the salvage or wreckage, or confirm any information provided is NOT grounds for a claim or withdrawal of bid after bid closing date.) 
HOURS estimated from logbooks or other information - not guaranteed or warranted

AIRCRAFT:   1978 Cessna 182RG N639RR, sn: R18200245

Last log entry is a 100 Hour Inspection on 08/04/20 at 9282.0 AFTT, 4947.0 Tach 

ENGINE:  Lycoming 0-540-J3C5D, s/n: L L-18613-40A

Times on 08/04/20 per log – TTE 11,533.4; STOH 140.9; SMOH 4454.7           

PROPELLER:   McCauley B2D34C214-B, s/n: 042432.  2012 OH

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DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  On 8/24/20, the pilot overshot the runway and attempted a go-around but didn’t have enough power.  The aircraft overran the runway, across a road, and ended up in a ditch.

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:   Private field at AJ Patrol Airport, Crowley, LA.


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