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Cessna TR182 Turbo Skylane RG, N756EG: Accident occurred June 16, 2022 near University Airport (KEDU), Davis, Yolo 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; Sacramento, California

Location: Davis, California
Accident Number: WPR22LA219
Date and Time: June 16, 2022, 11:28 Local 
Registration: N756EG
Aircraft: Cessna TR182 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On June 16, 2022, about 1128 Pacific daylights time, a Cessna, TR182, N756EG, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Davis, California. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that he observed smoke coming from the instrument panel shortly after departure from runway 17 at University Airport, Davis, California. Shortly after, as the airplane ascended through 200 ft agl, he observed flames emitting from the area near the pilot’s rudder pedals, and simultaneously noted a partial loss of engine power. The pilot initiated an off-airport landing to a nearby tomato filed.

During the landing rollout, the airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted. The fire subsequently destroyed the airplane.

The wreckage was recovered for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N756EG
Model/Series: TR182
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: KEDU,69 ft msl
Observation Time: 01:10 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C /7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.84 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Davis, CA 
Destination: Davis, CA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: Both in-flight and on-ground
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 38.5314,-121.7864 (est)

Aircraft crashed in a field and flipped over after pilot reported fire on board. 

Date: 16-JUN-22
Time: 18:28:00Z
Regis#: N756EG
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Operation: 91
City: Davis

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