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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133329
Last updated: 4 July 2020
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Date:31-MAR-1999
Time:09:21
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182K
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N3035Q
C/n / msn: 18258035
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Orient, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:2NK3
Destination airport:Haverhill, NH (5B9)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot stated that he set 15 to 20 degrees flaps, and that during the takeoff, he 'crabbed' the airplane to the right, into the wind. The airplane rotated at 65 miles per hour, 'crabbed more into the wind, climbed to 100 feet, and started to sink.' The pilot lowered the airplane's nose to gain airspeed, but it veered left, struck a tree, and flipped over. A passenger stated that after takeoff, and about 25 feet of altitude, the airplane went into a 'steeper than usual' left bank. It then 'lost altitude and crashed.' The pilot stated that the airplane was operating properly, and that he had flown out of the same airfield many times under the same conditions, even at night, without runway lighting. The airplane took off with a maximum crosswind component velocity of 18 knots. The maximum demonstrated crosswind velocity, which was not a limitation, was 11 miles per hour. The Owner's Manual stated that 'strong crosswind' takeoffs are normally made at the minimum flap setting for field length, and that the airplane is accelerated to a slightly higher takeoff speed, then pulled off the ground abruptly to prevent settling back to the runway should a wind drift occur.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate compensation for crosswind conditions during takeoff.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001205X00387&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 10:55 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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