Thursday, March 03, 2022

Cessna 182D Skylane, N8814X: Accident occurred March 02, 2022 in Mortmar, Riverside County, California

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; Riverside, California

CloudStreet Flying Services

Location: Mortmar, California
Accident Number: WPR22LA115
Date and Time: March 2, 2022, 08:00 Local
Registration: N8814X
Aircraft: Cessna 182D 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Public aircraft

On March 02, 20022, about 0800 Pacific standard time, a Cessna 182D, N8814X, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Mortmar, California. The commercial pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that shortly after departure from Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport, the airplane climbed to 400 ft above ground level and leveled off. Shortly after level off, a noticeable decrease in engine rpm was observed by the pilot, followed by a total loss of power. He attempted to troubleshoot the loss of engine power by cycling the mixture, increasing, and decreasing the propeller speed, and he engaged the starter to no avail. He recalled that he did not manipulate the fuel selector to switch from the right fuel tank to the left, because the airplane’s altitude decreased rapidly. The airplane touched down on a soft dirt crop field and nosed over. The airplane came to rest about 12.5 miles southwest of the departure airport.

An oil change was identified by the pilot as the only recent maintenance that he could recall, and the airplane had flown several times since the oil change.

The airplane has been transported to a storage facility pending further investigation.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N8814X
Model/Series: 182D 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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: KTRM, 0 ft msl
Observation Time: 07:52 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C /-2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 140°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Thermal, CA (TRM) 
Destination: Mortmar, CA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.52814,-115.96742 (est)

1 comment:

  1. Converted to a tailwheel configuration--see online photos for N8814X. Nice looking bird.