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C-182 Fatal (4) Swainsboro, GA August 25, 2018

Posted by on Aug 25, 2018 in 2018, 4, C-182, Fatal Single-Engine, GA, Swainsboro | 0 comments

“On August 25, 2018, about 1400 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 182A, N4785D, was destroyed after a collision with terrain at East Georgia Regional Airport (SBO), Swainsboro, Georgia. The commercial pilot and three passengers were fatally injured, while one passenger was seriously injured. The airplane was operated by The Jumping Place Skydiving Center as a skydiving flight conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the flight. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.”

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C-205 Fatal (4) Jeanette, PA June 15, 2003

Posted by on Jun 15, 2003 in 2003, 4, C-205, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Jeanette, Mechanical Failure, PA | 0 comments

The 363-hour single-engine commercial rated pilot lost control of the airplane during a parachute activity flight. The airplane subsequently stalled and entered a spin to the left. A witness radioed the pilot and asked what was wrong, and the pilot replied that he was in a spin and didn’t know what to do.

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C-182 Fatal (4) Paso Robles, CA June 19, 1999

Posted by on Jun 19, 1999 in 1999, 4, C-182, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Preflight | 0 comments

The airplane quickly became airborne and started an extremely steep climb for several hundred feet, which was followed by an equally steep descent until the airplane collided with terrain. The airplane had just completed one jump flight, and a different pilot fueled the airplane in preparation for the accident flight. The airplane was configured with one seat on the left side for the pilot and a 2-inch pad with seat belts for up to four skydivers.

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C-172 Fatal (4) Tremont City, OH July 16, 1994

Posted by on Jul 16, 1994 in 1994, 4, C-172, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Preflight | 0 comments

The pilot was asked by the airport manager to fly a parachute jump flight in a cessna 172. The manager suggested that the pilot make a soft field takeoff & climb straight out to gain altitude. Witnesses reported the takeoff and initial climb appeared normal, but at about 200′ agl, the airplane leveled off, then descended about 50′ and continued forward for a moment

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C-182 Fatal (4) Louisburg, NC July 25, 1982

Posted by on Jul 25, 1982 in 1982, 4, C-182, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Loss of Aircraft Control, Preflight | 0 comments

Witnesses observed the takeoff roll as being unusually long. The acft never climbed much above 100-200 ft agl, & struck trees 1/2 mi off the end of the rwy. The flaps were observed up during takeoff. Normal takeoff flap setting used by the club for carrying jumpers is 10 deg. The acft was 166 pounds over max gross weight & the cg was beyond the aft limit. The density altitude was approximately 2,000 ft. The plt had never flown a c-182 or a constant speed propeller equipped acft prior to his checkout with the parachute club the week before the accident. The day of the accident was the first time he had carried any jumpers. The plt had agreed to fly for the club for no compensation other than to build flt time. Read the NTSB...

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