2013 C-182 NM Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine Santa Teresa

C-182J Non-fatal Santa Teresa, NM September 29, 2013

The pilot reported that he was making a circling descent to the airport after dropping parachutists and
that he used carburetor heat during the descent. As the pilot was on the base leg of the landing pattern,
close to the turn onto the final leg, the engine lost power. The pilot landed the airplane short of the
runway, and the firewall buckled and the nose landing gear bent forward. The operator later functionally
tested the engine and it operated normally.

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2013 C-182 Casa Grande NM Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine

C-182A Non-Fatal Casa Grande, AZ September 14, 2013

The pilot reported that, while on final approach, he performed the landing checklist and confirmed that
the carburetor heat was on. About 100 feet above ground level, he advanced the throttle; however, the
engine did not respond. The pilot verified that the mixture, throttle, and propeller setting were in the fullforward
position, but, despite his efforts, the engine would not restart. He subsequently initiated a forced
landing to an open area. During the landing, the airplane impacted a ditch and nosed over. Seven gallons
of fuel were found in the right fuel tank, and 11 gallons of fuel were found in the left fuel tank. A
postaccident examination and operational run of the recovered engine revealed no evidence of
mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation. Although the reported
weather conditions at the time of the accident were conducive to the accumulation of carburetor icing at
glide power, the pilot reported that he used carburetor heat, which would have prevented the
accumulation of ice. The reason for the loss of engine power could not be determined.

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2004 C-182 Fuel Exhaustion NM Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine Santa Teresa

C-182E Non-Fatal Santa Teresa, NM May 22, 2004

The pilot told an FAA inspector that he had completed an air drop of skydivers at 14,000 feet and was returning to land. During the descent, the engine quit. The pilot initially thought it was due to carburetor ice, but then realized that he ran “out of fuel.” The pilot was forced to land the airplane short of the runway.

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