Sunday, April 04, 2021

Landing Gear Not Configured: Cessna A185E Skywagon 185, N1669M; accident occurred April 30, 2020 in Anoka, Minnesota

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board 

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Location: ANOKA, MN
Accident Number: CEN20CA164
Date & Time: 04/30/2020, 1400 CDT
Registration: N1669M
Aircraft: Cessna A185
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear not configured
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 72, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/14/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/10/2018
Flight Time:  1823 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1238 hours (Total, this make and model), 1781 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N1669M
Model/Series: A185 E
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1971
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18501861
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Float
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/14/2020, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3350 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3120 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, activated, aided in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO0520D
Registered Owner: C Y Transport Llc
Rated Power: 300 hp
Operator: C Y Transport Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KANE, 912 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1345 CDT
Direction from Accident Site: 192°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 300°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / -3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Minneapolis, MN (ANE)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Minneapolis, MN (ANE)
Type of Clearance: None 
Departure Time: 1300 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class E 

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: 45.295556, -93.173611 (est)

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