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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145239
Last updated: 10 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182J Skylane
Registration: N2701F
C/n / msn: 18256801
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Delle, Tooele County, UT -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:West Jordan, UT (U42)
Destination airport:Delle, UT
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that a large pile of gravel had been left on the parking area that was near but not directly in line with the start of the runway. The pilot stated that from his airplane’s parking place he could see two signs marking the runway but could not see the pile of gravel between the two signs because it blended with the terrain. The pilot reported that he began his takeoff roll from the gravel parking area, but had not yet reached takeoff speed, when the airplane collided with the pile of gravel, substantially damaging the left wing, firewall and engine mounts. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to properly monitor the environment during the departure from a gravel parking area and runway, which resulted in the airplane’s collision with a mound of gravel.



Revision history:

22-Apr-2012 23:56 gerard57 Added
23-Apr-2012 03:16 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:36 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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