1998

C-182 Non-Fatal Weeping Water, NE October 29, 1998

Posted by on Oct 29, 1998 in 1998, C-182, Loss of Aircraft Control, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The pilot stated that after four parachutists had boarded the airplane, he began to taxi away from the gate. The pilot stated that the airplane traveled about 25 yards on the upward sloping grass terrain when the right main landing gear collapsed. Examination of the landing gear revealed a break approximately 10 inches from the inboard end of the landing gear leg at a point where it is clamped to the fuselage structure.

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C-182 Non-Fatal Baldwin, WI Sept. 20, 1998

Posted by on Sep 20, 1998 in 1998, C-182, Loss of Aircraft Control, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The pilot stated that the airplane was loaded to the maximum gross weight. He said that on the takeoff roll the airplane did not appear to accelerate, and he anticipated a liftoff speed of 60 to 65 knots. He said he then attempted to stop the airplane; however the brakes locked on the wet grass and the airplane exited the runway at the end and crossed a road before coming to a stop.

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C-182 Non-Fatal California City, CA July 28, 1998

Posted by on Jul 28, 1998 in 1998, C-182, Fuel Exhaustion, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The pilot stated that he had refueled the airplane with approximately 3.5 inches of fuel, which equates to 15.5 gallons. According to the Pilot Operator Handbook at 6,500 feet the fuel burn is approximately 13.9 gallons an hour. The pilot flew the airplane for 1.5 hours before the accident. The engine began to run roughly after dropping skydivers and returning to base.

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C-182 Non-Fatal Independence, MO May 19, 1998

Posted by on May 19, 1998 in 1998, C-182, Mechanical Failure, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The pilot reported that as the airplane was descending through 4,000 feet msl it started loosing power. She leveled off, pulled carburetor heat on, and switched fuel tanks. She reported that, ‘Upon restart the engine backfired and quit.’ She reported that she trimmed the airplane for best glide (80 mph) and flew directly for the airport 2.5 miles away. At .5 miles from the airport she realized she would not make the runway so she decided to land short.

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C-U206 Fatal (6) Grain Valley, MO March 21, 1998

Posted by on Mar 21, 1998 in 1998, 6, C-U206, Collisions Other, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Preflight | 0 comments

The parachute jump flight’s airplane was at 3,700 feet MSL when the pilot cancelled the operation with the FAA approach controller without explanation. Witnesses observed the airplane trailing white and black smoke. One witness said he saw the airplane trailing black smoke with its engine making a banging sound. Three witnesses at the accident airport said the airplane had smoke and flames coming from the airplane’s cowl and along the windshield as it approached the airport.

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C-182 Non-Fatal East Moriches, NY Feb. 1, 1998

Posted by on Feb 1, 1998 in 1998, C-182, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Preflight | 0 comments

After three uneventful parachute drop flights with three or four jumpers each, the pilot landed and picked up two jumpers. During the next takeoff roll, the pilot aborted the takeoff and was unable to stop the airplane before it struck a fence at the end of the 2,200 foot asphalt runway. The pilot stated ‘everything was normal, except the plane didn’t lift off.’

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