Monday, January 17, 2022

Cessna R182 Skylane RG, N756RA: Incident occurred January 21, 2022 and Accident occurred September 22, 2020

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oakland, California 

January 21, 2022:  Aircraft incurred a propeller strike on landing at Oakland International Airport (KOAK), California. 

San Diego Skylane LLC

Date: 21-JAN-22
Time: 20:39:00Z
Regis#: N756RA
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: R182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

September 22, 2020

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; Salt Lake City

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Island Park, Idaho
Accident Number: WPR20LA318
Date and Time: September 22, 2020, 11:00 Local
Registration: N756RA
Aircraft: Cessna 182 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal


The pilot reported that he configured the airplane to land with a right crosswind and was aligned with runway centerline. As the airplane was about to touchdown, the airspeed decreased, and the pilot felt a gust of wind push the airplane to the left as it touched down and began the landing roll. The pilot corrected with right rudder control and aileron input; however, the airplane continued to the left and exited the runway surface and struck a fence. The horizontal stabilizer was substantially damaged. The pilot reported no mechanical anomalies with the airplane that would 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 maintain directional control during a crosswind landing.


Aircraft Directional control - Not attained/maintained
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot
Environmental issues Gusts - Response/compensation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll Loss of control on ground (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 45, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: July 29, 2019
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: August 27, 2020
Flight Time: (Estimated) 492 hours (Total, all aircraft), 65 hours (Total, this make and model)

Passenger Information

Certificate: Age:
Airplane Rating(s): 
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): 
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s):
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): 
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification:
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N756RA
Model/Series: 182 R 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1979 
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: R18201133
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Date/Type of Last Inspection:
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Airframe Total Time: 
Engine Manufacturer:
Engine Model/Series:
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power:
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: WYS,6649 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 17:55 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 246°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.22 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C / 0°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Yellowstone, MT (WYS)
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Destination: Island Park, ID
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Henry's Lake Airport U53
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 6596 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 6 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4600 ft / 170 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: 44.63475,-111.34269

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