Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Runway Excursion: Cessna 182C Skylane, N9007T; accident occurred July 04, 2021 at Magee Airport (S77), Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board
The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Coeur D Alene, Idaho
Accident Number: WPR21LA304
Date and Time: July 4, 2021, 14:30 Local
Registration: N9007T
Aircraft: Cessna 182C
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Runway excursion 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal


The pilot reported that, his airspeed was excessive during his approach to land, which resulted in a long landing. After touchdown, he was unable to stop the airplane prior to reaching the runway end. As the airplane overran the runway it impacted a log that had been placed there to prevent automotive traffic from entering the runway. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left horizontal stabilizer and fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that could have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot’s failure to attain a proper touchdown point due to excessive airspeed, which resulted in a runway excursion and collision with an object near the end of the runway.


Personnel issues Decision making/judgment - Pilot
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot
Aircraft Airspeed - Incorrect use/operation
Environmental issues Debris/dirt/foreign object - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll Runway excursion (Defining event)
Landing-flare/touchdown Collision during takeoff/land

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 68, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present:
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: BasicMed Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: May 29, 2021
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: October 14, 2019
Flight Time: 362.5 hours (Total, all aircraft), 85.8 hours (Total, this make and model), 362.5 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 4.5 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4.5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N9007T
Model/Series: 182C 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1960
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 52907
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: September 22, 2020 Annual 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2650 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 734 Hrs
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3954.1 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental Motors
ELT: C91 installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: O470L
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 230
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC) 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCOE,2307 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 23 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 13:56 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 259°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 180°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 29.91 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Sandpoint, ID (SZT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Coeur D Alene, ID 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 14:00 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: MAGEE S77 
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 3002 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 01/19 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2200 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop; Traffic pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 47.841558,-116.25199 (est)

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