Thursday, July 14, 2022

Cessna 182H Skylane, N8414S: Accident occurred July 03, 2022 at Petaluma Municipal Airport (O69), Petaluma, Sonoma 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.

Investigator In Charge (IIC): Simpson, Eliott

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oakland, California

Location: Petaluma, California
Accident Number: WPR22LA241
Date and Time: July 3, 2022, 18:44 Local
Registration: N8414S
Aircraft: Cessna 182H 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N8414S
Model/Series: 182H 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 38.25688,-122.6048 

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances hitting a hangar. 

Date: 04-JUL-22
Time: 01:44:00Z
Regis#: N8414S
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91

A plane crashed into a hangar Sunday night at Petaluma Municipal Airport.

The Petaluma Fire Department received a call at 6:44 p.m. They arrived to find a small plane had crashed and was wedged in the side of a metal hangar, the district said in a statement. The pilot, who was the only person inside the plane, managed to self-extricate and was not injured.

Crews worked to stop fuel leaking from the plane. There were no aircraft inside the hangar at the time of the crash.

Fire officials said the airport manager was on scene of the incident and notified the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes we get in too big a hurry to put the plane in the hangar after we are done flying. This guy really tried to beat the record