C-180

C-180 Fatal (1) Freedom, PA October 27, 2004

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The pilot did not perform weight and balance calculations for the accident flight; though, postaccident calculations indicated that the airplane was under gross weight and the center of gravity was within limits. The pilot reported that he did not have any memory of the accident flight. The accident flight was the second flight of the day for the pilot and began immediately after landing from the previous skydive drop flight.

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C-180 Non-Fatal Pleasant Hills, MO October 9, 1999

Posted by on Oct 9, 1999 in 1999, C-180, Loss of Aircraft Control, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

During its takeoff roll from a sod runway, the airplane’s pilot said a deer was running toward the airplane from its right side. The pilot said she ‘…throttled back and hit the brakes…[and the airplane] ground looped.’ Ground scars on the runway confirmed that the airplane made a left-hand, 180 degree turn that resulted in a collapsed right main landing gear and the outboard half of the right wing was bent upward about 20 degrees.

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C-180 Non-Fatal Freedom, PA May 26, 1997

Posted by on May 26, 1997 in 1997, C-180, Loss of Aircraft Control, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The airplane was configured with a single seat, one set of controls, and with seat belts on the floor to haul parachutists. Also, it was loaded to an estimated gross weight of 2,834 lbs; the maximum certificated gross weight was 2,550 lbs. The pilot took off from a soft sod runway (rwy 9) with a crosswind component.

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C-180 Non-Fatal Carlton, MN December 5, 1987

Posted by on Dec 5, 1987 in 1987, C-180, Mechanical Failure, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The plt rprtd that the left main gear collapsed as he started to taxi from the ramp area on a smooth grass surface. When the gear collapsed, the left wing dropped to the ground & was substantially dmgd. The plt rprtd the left gear leg had broken off 2 inches ‘inside the bulkhead.’ an exam of the broken part revealed it had failed from fatigue. Read the NTSB...

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C-180 Non-Fatal Frankfort, IN August 13, 1983

Posted by on Aug 13, 1983 in 1983, C-180, Loss of Aircraft Control, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The purpose of the flt was to transport 3 student parachute jumpers. After the jumpers egressed, the plt & jumpmaster returned to the arpt. During the landing, the acft hit a ridge on the grass rwy & bounced in the air. The acft then touched down in a crab, slid sideways & the left main gear collapsed. According to the plt, the wind was from the northeast at 5 gusting 10 kts. Read the NTSB...

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C-180 Non-Fatal Foyil, OK October 2, 1982

Posted by on Oct 2, 1982 in 1982, C-180, Fuel Exhaustion, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The pilot reported that he had 20 gal of fuel on board when he took off. He climbed to 10,000 ft for a parachute jump, then returned to the airport with an estimated 10 gal of fuel. During a downwind landing, he elected to go around. He said the engine lost power as he was climbing through about 75 ft agl. A forced landing was made in a small pasture. Initially, the mishap was reported as an incident. Before the aircraft was examined, wings had been removed and the aircraft and wings had been transported from the accident site. When examined, both wing tanks were empty, except a small amount of 100 low lead (blue) fuel was found in the right wing tank. Fluid taken from the lines to the left wing tanks had the appearance of automotive fuel. The owner reported that automotive fuel had previously been used. No fuel was found in the carburetor. Read the NTSB...

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