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Cessna T182T Skylane TC, N767RT: Accident occurred March 05, 2022 at Wendell H. Ford Airport (KCPF), Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky

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; Louisville, Kentucky

Location: Hazard, Kentucky
Accident Number: ERA22LA147
Date and Time: March 5, 2022, 15:35 Local 
Registration: N767RT
Aircraft: Cessna T182T 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N767RT
Model/Series: T182T
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file 
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: CPF,1256 ft msl 
Observation Time: 15:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 0°C /0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 16 knots / 23 knots, 210°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Slidell, LA (ASD) 
Destination: HAZARD, KY

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: 37.387361,-83.261611

PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky (WYMT) - It was a close call at Wendell H. Ford Airport in Perry County on Saturday as high winds turned a routine landing into an alarming incident.

The incident happened at around 3:45 p.m. when gusts of wind blew the pilot’s Cessna 182 off of the runway, flipping the plane upside down before it landed on top of a small cliff nearby.

Both the pilot and passenger in the aircraft were not injured.

Officials are not releasing their identities at this time.

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