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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133239
Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C82R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna R182 Skylane RG
Owner/operator:Donald G. Harding
Registration: N2336C
C/n / msn: R18200154
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Poughkeepsie, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:BUY
Destination airport:POU
Investigating agency: NTSB
On June 5, 1997, about 1735 eastern daylight time, a Cessna R182, N2336C, was destroyed as it impacted the terrain during an aborted landing at the Dutchess County Airport (POU), Poughkeepsie, New York. The certificated private pilot/owner received minor injuries and the passenger was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions existed and no flight plan was filed for the personal cross country flight conducted under 14 CFR Part 91.

The pilot stated that he departed the Alamance Regional Airport, Burlington, North Carolina, about 1435, destined for the Houlton International Airport, Houlton, Maine, with a fuel stop at POU. Upon contacting Duchess County Tower, the pilot was told to report a 2 mile base leg for runway 33. The pilot contacted the tower on base leg, and was cleared to land. After landing, the pilot noticed that the windsock was pointed in the direction he was heading, and that the "brakes did not seem to be functioning". With about 800 feet remaining and about 40 mph on the airspeed indicator, the pilot aborted the landing. He stated that he raised the flaps, added full throttle, and pushed carburetor heat off. At the end of the runway, the pilot stated that he pulled "the elevator all the way back." The pilot could not remember the airplane impacting the trees. He remember seeing the plane in the trees minutes after being rescued.

Witnesses around the airport stated that they heard the airplane skidding and simultaneously heard the engine go to full power. At 1755, the recorded winds at POU were from 350 degrees at 8 knots.

A Federal Aviation Administration Inspector examined the wreckage and reported that skid marks were found on about the last 1,000 feet of runway and into the overrun. The airplane was found in the trees at the bottom of the slope beyond the overrun. The Inspector reported that no malfunctions of the airframe or engine were found.
PROBABLE CAUSE:The pilot's delayed decision to abort the landing.


NTSB id 20001208X08146

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21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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