2006 C-182 Coupland Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine Preflight TX

C-182L Non-Fatal Coupland, TX June 19, 2006

The 568-hour commercial pilot was returning to a private airstrip for a night landing after releasing parachute jumpers. According to the Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report (NTSB Form 6120.1/2) the aircraft’s landing light was inoperative so in an attempt to identify the unlit grass runway, the pilot flew over the area several times to try to find the airstrip.

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