Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Cessna 182T Skylane, N148LP: Accident occurred July 27, 2021 in Patterson, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana

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; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Westbank Fishing LLC

Location: Patterson, LA
Accident Number: CEN21LA358
Date & Time: July 27, 2021, 08:30 Local
Registration: N148LP
Aircraft: Cessna 182T 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Business

On July 27, 2021, about 0830 central daylight time, a Cessna 182T airplane, N148LP, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Patterson, Louisiana. The pilot sustained a minor injury. The flight was operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a business flight.

According to information obtained by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), while in cruise flight, the airplane’s engine surged and went to full power. The pilot attempted to regain control of the engine’s by adjusting the throttle but was unsuccessful. The engine then went to idle and unable to restore engine power, the pilot performed a forced landing. During the landing the airplane nosed over in the watery marsh. The pilot was able to safely egress.

The airplane was recovered and examined by the FAA. When the engine cowling was removed, the nut used to secure the throttle on the throttle body was found loose. The associated cotter pin was not located in the engine compartment.

The airplane was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N148LP
Model/Series: 182T 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPTN 
Observation Time: 07:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C /26°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 29.714558,-91.298547 (est)

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