Monday, April 04, 2022

Cessna 177RG Cardinal RG, N123LS: Accident occurred April 02, 2022 at Davis Airport (W50), Laytonsville, Montgomery County, Maryland

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; Baltimore, Maryland

Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland
Accident Number: ERA22LA176
Date and Time: April 2, 2022, 16:15 Local
Registration: N123LS
Aircraft: Cessna 177RG
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N123LS
Model/Series: 177RG 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
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: GAI,539 ft msl
Observation Time: 16:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C /-4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 200°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Gaithersburg, MD
Destination: Gaithersburg, MD

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 39.243544,-77.149874 (est)

Aircraft clipped the fence with landing gear before touchdown.  

Date: 02-APR-22
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N123LS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 177RG
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAYTONSVILLE
State: MARYLAND

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