Friday, April 22, 2022

Cessna 182M Skylane, N182HH: Accident occurred April 21, 2022 at Harry Reid International Airport (KLAS), Las Vegas, Nevada

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; Las Vegas, Nevada

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Accident Number: WPR22LA162
Date and Time: April 21, 2022, 09:25 Local
Registration: N182HH
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Ferry

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N182HH
Model/Series: 182M 
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: KLAS,2181 ft msl
Observation Time: 08:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C /-4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 32 knots / 42 knots, 160°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.85 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Las Vegas, NV 

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: 35.3915,-105.0832 (est)

Aircraft flipped over on the approach end of the runway while holding for takeoff. 

Date: 21-APR-22
Time: 16:25:00Z
Regis#: N182HH
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (FOX5) - A Cessna 182M Skylane flipped over while waiting to depart at Harry Reid International Airport Thursday morning.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed two people were on board when the plane suddenly turned over as it was taxiing down the runway.

An airport spokesperson said both passengers were not injured.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

Around 9:30 a.m., when the plane flipped, the sustained wind at Reid was 20 mph with gusts at 29 mph. The wind is expected to be even stronger Thursday afternoon with gusts in the 40-50 mph range. A Wind Advisory is in effect through 2 a.m. Friday.


  1. What a barn rescue. What a shame.

  2. Wow! What detail and info you posted with that link. Great find! Thanks!

  3. Climb into, dive away. The wind is not forgiving of bad technique. It looked pretty bad in (on the outside) in the barn. It looks worse when it's upside down :(