1985

C-182 Non-Fatal Goldsby, OK November 16, 1985

Posted by on Nov 16, 1985 in 1985, C-182, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Undetermined | 0 comments

The plt stated the purpose of the flt was to drop parachute jumpers. The jumpers deplaned at 8500 ft msl and the plt reduced pwr for a descent and landing at the arpt of departure. He stated he did not apply carb heat during the entire descent and he entered the traffic pattern with reduced pwr.During final apch, he applied throttle but the eng would not respond, it would only run rough. The plt stated the acft was descending rapidly and it was obvious he would not be able to land on the arpt. He landed the acft in a plowed, muddy fld where it nosed over. Read the NTSB...

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C-182 Non-Fatal Forest City, IA July 20, 1985

Posted by on Jul 20, 1985 in 1985, C-182, Mechanical Failure, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

Shortly after the acft took off with 4 skydivers on board, its eng seized at an alt of about 300 to 400 ft. The plt selected the best available area to land which was a field of tall corn on rolling terrain. During the emerg landing, the acft nosed over. Later, the eng was disassembled & aprx 1 qt of finely ground ferreous material was found deposited in the lower oil pan. The main bearings were found scored & discolored, & the main bearing shells showed evidence of overheating. The connecting rods were also discolored from heat. The screen chamber of the oil pump was found full of ferrous metal which shut off the oil supply to the oil pump gears. The faa maint inspector who examined the eng stated that the ferrous material found in the eng & bottom pan was not from the eng. The source of the material was not determined. Read the NTSB...

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C-182 Non-Fatal Lugoff, SC July 14, 1985

Posted by on Jul 14, 1985 in 1985, C-182, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Preflight | 0 comments

The plt transported a load of skydivers to alt & was returning to the airstrip. During arrival, he decided to practice a simulated eng out landing. While on an apch with full flaps, the plt elected to slip the acft. As he was transitioning from a side slip to a normal landing attitude, the acft suddenly dropped, landed hard & bounced. The plt reported that on the 2nd touchdown, the nosewheel hub failed, the prop struck the rwy & the nose gear was bent. Read the NTSB...

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C-182 Non-Fatal North Canton, OH July 13, 1985

Posted by on Jul 13, 1985 in 1985, C-182, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Undetermined | 0 comments

The preflight, engine runup and initial takeoff were uneventful. At approx 600 ft agl the engine sputtered for two or three seconds then stopped. The pilot turned back toward the runway but was too low. He crash landed in a gravel quarry after clipping power lines. No engine abnormalities were noted during a subsequent engine teardown. The reason for the engine failure could not be determined. The operator believed that either the mixture control had backedoff during the climb ot that the parachutist in the front rt seat had inadvertently pulled the mixture off with a piece of her equipment during the climb, causing the power loss. Read the NTSB...

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DC-3 Non-Fatal Perris, CA May 4, 1985

Posted by on May 4, 1985 in 1985, DC-3, Improper/Poor Maintenance, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine | 0 comments

The aircraft’s left engine caught fire during the takeoff roll. The pilot managed to stop the aircraft on the runway and all 31 skydivers and the two member crew evacuated without injury. The left engine propeller had lost one blade which was found several days later 3000 feet west of the wreckage. There was no evidence found to substantiate compliance with a mandatory airworthiness directive on the propeller blade. Read the NTSB...

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C-182 Non-Fatal Pittstown, NJ April 28, 1985

Posted by on Apr 28, 1985 in 1985, C-182, Fuel Exhaustion, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The plt reported that he preflighted the acft & decided there was sufficient fuel to haul skydivers on 2 more flts. On the 2nd flt, he had to make three passes instead of one. During the apch to the arpt, the eng lost power from fuel exhaustion. The plt tried to reach the rwy, but landed short on plowed terrain. The wheels dug into the plowed terrain, the nose gear collapsed & the acft nosed over. The plt had planned a fuel consumption rate of 12.1 gal/hr. However, the actual fuel consumption (after installation of a new eng) was 12.8 gal/hr. Read the NTSB...

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C-182 Non-Fatal Bayou LaBarte, AL April 27, 1985

Posted by on Apr 27, 1985 in 1985, C-182, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Tail Strike | 0 comments

Inadvertent opening of parachute in aircraft during climb to jump altitude pulled jumper from aircraft. Jumper struck right horizontal tail. Control of aircraft was lost and the pilot and the other three jumpers exited the aircraft, deployed their chutes and landed uninjured. The aircraft impacted the ground in a vertical or near vertical dive. Read the NTSB...

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C-182 Non-Fatal Batesville, MS January 12, 1985

Posted by on Jan 12, 1985 in 1985, C-182, Carburetor Icing, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

After discharging parachutists at 7500 ft msl the plt closed the throttle and descended to 1200 ft without clearing the engine. No pwr was available when the throttle was advanced upon reaching 1200 ft. A forced landing was made in a bean fld and the acft nosed over after contacting a rut. Environment and power conditions were conductive to carb ice. Read the NTSB...

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