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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 135278
Last updated: 30 April 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182R
Owner/operator:Civil Air Patrol
Registration: N6319H
MSN: 18267882
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hobbs, NM -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Banner and glider towing
Departure airport:Hobbs, NM (NM83)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The Civil Air Patrol private pilot had recently (he had logged 24 tows) been signed off to tow gliders. He said that his initial climb incline was 20 degrees, and his airspeed was approximately 50 knots [the airplane's Pilot's Operating Handbook states that the flaps up, power off stall speed is 54 knots]. Several witnesses said that the airplane departed at a high angle of attack, and then mush/stalled into a T-hangar. Post accident examination of the airplane revealed that both wings were bent and wrinkled, and both the fuselage and empennage were bent and wrinkled. The density altitude was calculated to be 7,070 feet.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed, which resulted in a stall.




Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
08-Dec-2017 18:49 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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