Sunday, September 13, 2020

Cessna 182K Skylane, N2625Q: Accident occurred September 08, 2020 at Four Corners Airport (14AK), Palmer, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 8, 2020 in Palmer, AK
Aircraft: Cessna 182, registration: N2625Q

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft landed and went past end of runway and hit fence. 

Date: 08-SEP-20
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N2625Q
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

PALMER, Alaska — After a pilot was unable to stop his airplane on a private airstrip along the Palmer-Wasilla Highway near four corners on Tuesday, midday drivers along the highway slowed to examine the near miss plane crash as they passed.

According to the Alaska State Troopers, 75-year-old Robert Cardwell of Palmer was unable to stop his Cessna 182K Skylane landing at the airstrip adjacent to Three Bears along the Palmer-Wasilla Highway.

Cardwell’s plane came to a stop after skidding past the airstrip and colliding with the chain-link fence along the bike path on the North side of the Palmer-Wasilla Highway at 1:02 p.m.

Troopers report that the Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the aircraft and no injuries were reported.

The aircraft itself suffered significant damage and was removed late in the afternoon on Tuesday.


  1. That is airport 14AK, 1300 feet long 18/36, next door to three bears grocery. His plane has the Robertson STOL system on it.

    "Skidding past the airstrip" makes it sound like there is an overrun area. Here is a streetview look:,-149.2483931,3a,75y,9.98h,77.94t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s_HfC194DgH31k_tgHvlcXA!2e0!!7i13312!8i6656

  2. Wow that's a crazy location for a short strip and a gravel short one at that for very challenging braking on the best of landings. Power lines next to the road on the south end meaning they can only take off and land to the north which itself has trees off the end. No wonder they need STOL help there. I know this is Alaska where anything goes to "make it happen" but wow.