Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Cessna 182Q Skylane II, N727PC: Fatal accident occurred August 09, 2022 near Centennial Airport (KAPA), Denver, Colorado

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): Gallo, Mitchell

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Scott Farron; Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas

PB&J Holding LLC

Location: Centennial, Colorado
Accident Number: CEN22FA376
Date and Time: August 9, 2022, 12:50 Local 
Registration: N727PC
Aircraft: Cessna 182Q
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Unknown

On August 9, 2022, at 1250 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 182Q, N727PC, was destroyed when it was in involved in an accident near Centennial, Colorado. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight.

The airplane owner stated that he did not know why the pilot was flying the airplane and that the pilot had been checked out in the airplane. A flight instructor, who had flown with the pilot for purposes of an airplane checkout, stated that the pilot had not completed an airplane checkout and that the planned checkout had a five-hour flight duration. The last entry in the pilot’s logbook was dated July 15, 2022, for a flight in the accident airplane that was 1.2 hours in duration, and it was the only logbook entry listing the accident airplane.

A witness stated that the airplane “did not sound right.” He said the airplane was “sputtering,” and about 150 – 200 ft above ground level, the airplane nose went down, the airplane rapidly lost altitude, and the airplane impacted the ground.

A post-accident examination of the airplane revealed a nose-low, low-speed impact with terrain, consistent with an aerodynamic stall. There was no fuel in either wing tank. The fuel system header tank contained about ½ pint of fuel. There was no fuel in the fuel lines leading to the engine. The examination confirmed flight control continuity.

The wreckage was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N727PC
Model/Series: 182Q
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: APA,5885 ft msl
Observation Time: 12:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0.8 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C /9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 8000 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 40°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.27 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Centennial, CO

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 39.570119,-104.84929 (est)

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances after departure. 

Date: 09-AUG-22
Time: 18:50:00Z
Regis#: N727PC
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 1
Flight Crew: 1 Fatal
Pax: 0
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation may contact them by email, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email You can also call the NTSB Response Operations Center at 844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290. 

Jim Shumway

James "Jim" William Shumway, 57, of Parker, Colorado, entered into heaven on August 9th, 2022 as a result of a single-engine plane crash at Centennial Airport, Douglas County.

Jim was born in Salt Lake City, UT on March 10th, 1965 to Ronald F. Shumway and Rosa L. Basham Shumway. He was the 2nd of 3 children.

Jim was raised in Hinkley, Millard County, UT. He graduated from Hinkley Elementary and Delta High School.

Jim learned how to work hard from a very young age. He raised animals and grew giant gardens on the family farm. But he learned how to truly labor work alongside his dad in his construction business.

Jim was called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to the Alberta, Calgary MISSION, 1984-1986.

Jim finished his degree at Southern Utah University in Cedar City where he made lifelong friends. Jim's quiet and unassuming nature and fun sense of humor drew people to him.

Jim met Rebecca while working in Sedona in 1991. They were married in the St. George Temple on May 22, 1993.

While living in Las Vegas from 1993-2002, the Shumway family grew to include 4 children: Brittany, Alex, Ashley and Lilly. He received his MBA at UNLV.

In 2002 they moved to Parker, Colorado where they currently love living and had their fifth child, Maxwell.

Since 2005 Jim has loved working at ET investments, LLC with so many wonderful people.

Jim started flying in 2017 and got his pilots license in 2018 which quickly became a passion.

When he wasn't working or flying, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, building and grilling and of course, his family.

The world is a darker, less colorful place without Jim. He was a true gentleman. His kindness, compassion and generosity has touched more lives than he ever realized. His warm smile will continue in our hearts and memories but his presence leaves a gaping hole in our lives.

He is survived by his Wife of 29 years, Rebecca Shumway; Children: Brittany Belle, Alexander James, Ashley Rose, Lilly Elizabeth, and Maxwell William; Siblings: Sister: Georgia Shumway Crouch and spouse, Rob and children, Kevin, Dani, Bryan and Camille, Brother: Mark Shumway and spouse Nana and their children Eric, Ethan and Avery. Preceded in death by his parents: Ronald Franklin and Rosa Basham Shumway.

Graveside 3:00 pm at Franktown Cemetery.

Services: Visitation 10:30 am to 11:30 am with Funeral Service 11:30 am on Friday, August 19, 2022 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 7160 Bayou Gulch Rd in Parker CO. Graveside 3:00 pm at Franktown Cemetery, Franktown, CO.

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colorado — A coroner has identified the pilot who died in a single-engine plane crash east of Centennial Airport on Tuesday afternoon.

The Douglas County Coroner’s Office identified the pilot as 57-year-old James Shumway, of Parker. Shumway was the only person in the plane.

An autopsy has been scheduled and the coroner will rule on the cause and manner of death after the investigation is complete.

On Tuesday afternoon, South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash, which happened near a FedEx facility north of E-470 and west of the S. Chambers Road exit, after a person called 911 around 12:50 p.m., said Eric Hurst, public information officer with SMFR.

Hurst said the plane crashed a few seconds after takeoff from the Centennial Airport.

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.

No buildings or passing people or vehicles were damaged.


  1. That's nice you included his obituary. I attended the funeral yesterday. Jim was a wonderful person.

  2. How did he end up crashing so violently...Out of control...

  3. 'Startle factor' comes to mind. If one is not prepared for a problem and has not mentally and physically rehearsed the proper response to a given problem, when that problem occurs there may be a few seconds of confusion as to what is happening and how to respond. You don't have those few seconds when you're close to the ground. The response must be immediate and decisive. Part of every pre-takeoff mantra should be: "If that happens I'm gonna do this," etc.

  4. Based on all the stupid things he did, his obit should have read he was overdue for heaven.

  5. This report is false! Jim was a very careful meticulous pilot. Jim would never fly without full tanks and complete preflight checks. Also he had his training on this plane and had been signed off by the instructor. He was only doing touch and go flights just practicing more with the plane, before a long trip planned at the end of the month. That is why there was no destination logged. He was never a "stupid" pilot.

  6. Well, there was no fire, seeing the wreckage if there had been fuel on board there almost certainly would have been a fire.