Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Cessna 182D Skylane, N9114W: Accident occurred September 03, 2021 near Blake Field Airport (KAJZ), Delta County, Colorado

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; Salt Lake City, Utah

Paper Plane LLC

Location: Delta, CO
Accident Number: CEN21LA404
Date & Time: September 3, 2021, 12:00 Local
Registration: N9114W
Aircraft: Cessna 182D 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Skydiving

On September 3, 2021, about 1200 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 182D airplane, N9114W, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Delta, Colorado. The pilot sustained no injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 skydiving flight.

The airplane was operating as part of a commercial skydiving operation, Ultimate Skydiving Adventures, LLC, based at the Blake Field Airport (AJZ), Delta, Colorado. The pilot had just completed the 8th skydiving flight of the day, the skydivers onboard had already egressed from the airplane, and the pilot was returning to land at AJZ. About 8,000 ft msl, the engine stopped producing power. The pilot attempted to troubleshoot the total loss of engine power with no change. The pilot decided she would be unable to make it back to AJZ due to the loss of engine power. She located a flat, open hay field, and performed a forced landing. During the landing roll on the soft, wet mud, the airplane nosed over, and came to rest inverted. The pilot was able to egress from the airplane without further incident.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings. The wreckage is pending recovery for a future examination of the airframe and engine.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N9114W
Model/Series: 182D
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held:  None
Operator Designator Code: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KAJZ,5194 ft msl 
Observation Time: 11:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C /12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 7 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.16 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Delta, CO (AJZ)
Destination: Delta, CO

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: 38.774961,-108.08222 (est)

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