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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 131902
Last updated: 20 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182K
Registration: N2722Q
C/n / msn: 18257922
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hanksville, UT -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Glen Canyon, UT (U07)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot said the winds were gusting 5 to 15 knots as he made his approach to an abandoned air strip. Just before the airplane touched down, he encountered a downdraft that forced the airplane to the ground. It began to porpoise, and he added power to abort the landing. The airplane lifted off but was trimmed for landing. The pilot said he could not move fast enough to reset the trim and flaps. The airplane rolled to the left and a wind gust rolled it further. The airplane stalled about 50 feet above the ground and hit on its left wing and cartwheeled.
Probable Cause: The pilot inadvertently allowing the airplane to porpoise after landing hard, and inadvertently stalling the airplane after aborting the landing attempt. Factors were wind gusts, and the pilot failing to reconfigure the airplane (resetting the elevator trim and raising the flaps).



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
12-Dec-2017 18:31 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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