C-182L/C-185 Non-Fatal Superior, WI November 2, 2013

Posted by on Nov 2, 2013 in 2013, C-182, C-185, Formation Flying, Formation Flying, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Superior, WI | 1 comment

On November 2, 2013, about 1800 central daylight time, a Cessna 185F, N94059, sustained substantial damage when it collided with a Cessna 182L, N70520, during a formation skydiving flight near Superior, Wisconsin. The pilot was able to maintain control of the Cessna 185F and land at the Richard I. Bong Airport (SUW), Superior, Wisconsin. The five skydivers in the Cessna 185F jumped free of the airplane during the collision and deployed their parachutes and were not injured.

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C-185 Fatal (1) Newfane, NY August 1, 2010

Posted by on Aug 1, 2010 in 1, 2010, C-185, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Loss of Aircraft Control, Newfane, NY | 0 comments

The airplane was departing for a skydiving flight. During rotation, the jump door opened, which was located on the right side of the airplane. The pilot said that he was not concerned with the door, which would not have critically impacted the airplane’s performance; however, an experienced parachutist attempted to secure the door to the point where he was partially outside of the airplane.

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C-185 Non-Fatal New Hanover, PA May 12, 1991

Posted by on May 12, 1991 in 1991, C-185, Loss of Aircraft Control, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

During the takeoff on runway 31, the pilot did not maintain directional control, because of the cross wind from the left. The airplane exited the grass runway and struck a ditch. The pilot had 12.6 hours total flight time in the cessna 185c. The wind was reported to be from 200 to 220 degrees at 12 knots. Read the NTSB...

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