Friday, July 15, 2022

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

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

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


The pilot reported that he encountered a very strong gust of wind during landing rollout, which pushed the airplane off the runway into a ditch. Subsequently, the airplane nosed over and sustained substantial damage to the right wing and vertical stabilizer. The pilot reported that the airplane had no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's loss of directional control while landing, which resulted in a runway excursion.


Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot
Aircraft Directional control - Not attained/maintained
Environmental issues Gusts - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll Runway excursion (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 75,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Class 3 With waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: August 18, 2020
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: July 29, 2021
Flight Time: 3260 hours (Total, all aircraft), 720 hours (Total, this make and model), 2880 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 16 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 9 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N767RT
Model/Series: T182T 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2010 
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: T18209006
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: August 10, 2021 Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3112 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 42 Hrs
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 683 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Textron Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: TIO-540-A-AKIA
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 235 Horsepower
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: CPF, 1256 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 15:35 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 16 knots / 23 knots 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 210°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 
Temperature/Dew Point: 0°C / 0°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Slidell, LA (ASD) 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: HAZARD, KY
Type of Clearance: IFR; None
Departure Time: 11:30 Local
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1256 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 24
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3246 ft / 60 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop

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: 37.387361,-83.261611

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