Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Cessna R182 Skylane RG, N7592Y: Accident occurred November 22, 2021 at Pierce County Airport (KPLU), Puyallup, 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

Clover Park Technical College 

Location: Puyallup, Washington
Accident Number: WPR22LA047
Date and Time: November 22, 2021, 13:50 Local
Registration: N7592Y
Aircraft: Cessna R182 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On November 22, 2021, about 1350 Pacific standard time, a Cessna R182, N7592Y, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Puyallup, Washington. The flight instructor and pilot rated student were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

The flight instructor reported that the intent of the flight was to conduct a stage check in preparation for the pilot rated student’s commercial check ride. After completing several flight maneuvers, the pilot rated student perform an emergency gear extension; however, the left main landing gear did not extend.

Despite multiple attempts to cycle the landing gear, which included utilizing the emergency landing gear extension procedures, they were unable to extend the left main landing gear. As fuel levels decreased, flight instructor assumed control of the airplane and elected to land the airplane with the landing gear in the retracted position.

Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that the fuselage was substantially damaged. The wreckage was recovered for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N7592Y
Model/Series: R182 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot school (141)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPLU,539 ft msl
Observation Time: 13:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 8°C /4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 4300 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 5000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Puyallup, WA
Destination: Puyallup,, WA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 47.10392,-122.2872 (est)

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