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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145121
Last updated: 22 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182G Skylane
Registration: N3272S
C/n / msn: 18255772
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Georgetown Airport - E36, El Dorado County, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Santa Paula, CA (KS2P)
Destination airport:Georgetown, CA (KE36)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that he flew over the airport and observed the windsock favoring runway 16 with a 5- to 8-knot crosswind. He made the landing approach with the right wing down, and had good directional control. The airplane was in the flare when it encountered two wind gusts that lifted the airplane and caused it to land hard twice. Upon the second hard landing, the nose pitched down and the airplane veered to the left, off the runway, over a taxiway, and impacted a hangar nose first. The pilot expressed concerns that the pilot's seat may have slid back during the landing. The seat and seat rails were in compliance with applicable airworthiness directives and were properly functioning. The right wing and fuselage were substantially damaged.
Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain control of the airplane while landing with a gusting wind.



Revision history:

18-Apr-2012 03:02 gerard57 Added
18-Apr-2012 03:04 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
18-Apr-2012 04:22 RobertMB Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Apr-2012 08:38 RobertMB Updated [Time, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Apr-2012 08:40 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:37 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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