Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Cessna 180H, N926LL: Accident occurred October 12, 2021 at Glacier Park International Airport (KGPI), Kalispell, Montana

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; Helena, Montana

Location: Kalispell, Montana
Accident Number: WPR22LA016
Date and Time: October 12, 2021, 13:00 Local 
Registration: N926LL
Aircraft: Cessna 180H 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On October 12, 2021, about 1300 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 180 airplane, N926LL, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at the Glacier Park International Airport, Kalispell, Montana. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, she landed the tailwheel equipped airplane on runway 02. Upon touchdown of the main landing wheels, the airplane “abruptly and without warning, veered to the right, skipped a couple of times and departed the runway.” She stated that the airplane was in line with the runway and that she was on her desired approach speed. The pilot was uncertain if a mechanical failure of anomaly had occurred that would have precluded normal operation.

The airplane came to rest upright adjacent to the runway. The left wing and aileron exhibited a sharp bend upwards from the tip to about 30 inches inboard. The right wing strut buckled. The airplane was recovered to a secure facility for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N926LL
Model/Series: 180H 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGPI,2973 ft msl 
Observation Time: 12:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 8°C /-8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 80°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.1 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: 48.177404,-114.30419

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