Friday, August 19, 2022

Cessna 182 Skylane, N6241A: Accident occurred August 19, 2022 in Orlando, Orange County, Florida

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): Spencer, Lynn

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Donald Andrews; Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

Aerial Messages Leasing Company

Location: Orlando, Florida  
Accident Number: ERA22LA381
Date and Time: August 19, 2022, 15:50 Local 
Registration: N6241A
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Flight test

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N6241A
Model/Series: 182
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file
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: ORL, 112 ft msl
Observation Time: 15:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 36°C /23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 5000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 210°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Orlando, FL (ORL)
Destination: Orlando, FL

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 28.598188,-81.265833 (est)

ORLANDO, Florida - When pilot Remy Colin took-off from Orlando Executive Airport last Friday, he says had no idea he would be crash-landing on an Orlando-area street.

Colin was behind the controls that day. He says he had just taken off for a test flight from Orlando Executive Airport, as part of a regular maintenance check. But the experienced pilot says he didn't realize how little fuel he had. "It's crazy 'cause I visually checked that fuel, that day. I knew it was low but still made the conscious decision to go, and just one little thing led to a bigger thing," he said.

The Cessna 182 Skylane was in flight for about five minutes before it crash-landed, according to FlightAware, which records flight data. Colin was the only one aboard, and emergency officials say no one on the ground was hurt. "As I was making my decision, there was a red light, a hundred cars on one side, a hundred cars on the other. The side against traffic gave me about 150 feet of a place to land, so I based my calculations on that, I went for it," Colin said.

Colin ended up with a cut on his head and some bruises, but now he's back in the skies with his aviation business. He's been flying for more than 15 years and says it's the only place he wants to be. "Things happen. We have a great relationship with the FAA. The FAA came, the inspection, the insurance, my paperwork was all in accordance. They know I'm a qualified pilot."

We've reached out to the National Transportation Safety Board for the latest updates on the crash investigation.

ORANGE COUNTY, Florida – A plane made an emergency landing on the road in Orange County, just west of the campus of the University of Central Florida, according to Orange County Fire Rescue.

The plane came down in the area of University Boulevard and N. Econlockhatchee Trail.

Firefighters said no one was injured, but there is debris in the roadway. Drivers are being advised to avoid the area.

A search of the plane’s tail number shows that the plane, a 1956 Cessna 182, is owned by Aerial Messages Leasing Co. in Longwood.

The president of the company, Remy Colin, told News 6 the plane was on a maintenance flight at the time of the hard landing but did not say what may have forced the plane down. Colin also said he was in the plane at the time of the crash.

Investigators said there was no one other than the pilot in the plane when it went down.

Investigators have not said what caused the plane to initiate an emergency landing.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are now investigating what brought the plane down.


  1. Tower : Cessna 241A, Don't have you in sight, confirm which gate you are parked at?
    241A : Blah

    1. Jokes aside he did a good job considering the built up area. Glad no injuries.

  2. Pilot confessed on national TV news - "I ran out of gas". It was a very short flight. He's lucky the aircraft missed the powerlines on the side of the road, also people, houses, cars, etc. I've been flying over 40 years and have never ran out of gas thanks to careful fuel planning. I expect the FAA will come down hard on this fella. Shameful loss of a nice plane too.

  3. 5 minute flight and you run out of gas?

  4. When he said he ran out of fuel, I was mentally begging the interviewer to ask if he checked his fuel before takeoff. Only way this makes sense is if he thought he had enough fuel and didn't bother to get a ladder and look at the tanks. Noticed in one of the videos that the fuel filler doors were open(ed?) post crash.

  5. This guy is full of ****. He says he was "given bad information" and was told he had 1 1/2 hours of fuel. So he checked it and said he only had 30 minutes of fuel. But went anyway. Spent a lot of time on the ground but didn't put fuel in the plane. Said he "had to stall it 30-40 feet above the ground to keep from hitting hundreds of cars". I guess he thought he was flying a 747. He said he had control for about 1 second after the impact and he saw a driveway that was his best bet at stopping but didn't see the 2 trees that he hit". Go watch the actual video and tell me if he ever had control of that plane when it touched the ground. This all sounds like a lot of talk trying to sound like a masterful pilot that decided to depart with 30 minutes of fuel and then decided to stall it 30-40 feet up to keep from hitting hundreds of cars. How did he get his pilots license and should it be revoked? Anyone have a guess as to why you shouldn't depart with 30 minutes of fuel, especially after running on the ground for 20 minutes? BAD decision making abilities. He made his fuel statement on TV, admitting to not have sufficient fuel for the flight to begin with. He not only endangered his own life but the life of all those on the ground in the area of the crash. Pure negligence....

    91.151 Fuel requirements for flight in VFR conditions.
    (a) No person may begin a flight in an airplane under VFR conditions unless (considering wind and forecast weather conditions) there is enough fuel to fly to the first point of intended landing and, assuming normal cruising speed -
    (1) During the day, to fly after that for at least 30 minutes

  6. The guy is dangerous and should lose his pilot's license. Radio problems resulted in him running out of fuel (how long was he playing with his radio, fuel is usually measured by the hour), and then when he tried landing, he forgot to extend the flaps and crashed the plane. He has no business flying. His license should be revoked.

    1. What an idiot! And this guy boasts 40 years of flying experience? He could have killed many on the ground. Revoke his license.

  7. Revoke his Pilot’s license immediately, he has no business flying and putting everyone’s life in danger simply because he was made a seriously stupid mistake of taking off knowing the Cessna Skylane was low on fuel. He is an accident looking for a place to crash, which he did out of STUPIDITY, without regards for human life and property on the ground. A family member who once owned a 1958 Cessna Skylane never let the family plane get below Half a tank.

    1. ^ Magnificent aircraft ... simply gorgeous!