Saturday, May 01, 2021

Cessna 180J, N31B: Accident occurred May 07, 2021 at Arlington Municipal Airport (KAWO), Snohomish County, Washington

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

Location: Arlington, WA 
Accident Number: WPR21LA189
Date & Time: May 7, 2021, 16:05 Local
Registration: N31B
Aircraft: Cessna 180J
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N31B
Model/Series: 180J
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KAWO,137 ft msl 
Observation Time: 15:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C /4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / 15 knots, 280°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.26 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 48.16075,-122.15902 (est)

ARLINGTON, Washington  — An investigation is underway after a single-engine Cessna 180J landed at the Arlington Municipal Airport and veered off the runway, tipping onto its nose.

The incident happened at around 4:05 p.m Friday. Only the pilot was aboard the plane.

City officials said the pilot suffered minor injuries and was treated by Airlift Northwest, which has an office at the airport.

It is not yet known what caused the rough landing.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident.

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