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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146385
Last updated: 9 March 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182P Skylane
Registration: N7437Q
C/n / msn: 18261077
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Watts-Woodland Airport - O41, Woodland, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Franklin, CA (F72)
Destination airport:Woodland, CA (O41)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was returning from a local area flight. After determining that the wind was calm, the pilot elected to conduct a straight-in approach. During the descent to the runway, the pilot realized that the airplane was higher than appropriate and extended the flaps to 40 degrees. He continued the approach and, when the airplane touched down hard on the runway, it bounced about 5 feet back into the air. The pilot decided to abort the landing rather than continue bouncing down the runway. The pilot added full power and retracted the flaps to 0 degrees. The airplane’s right wing rose and the left wing impacted the surface. According to the Cessna pilot’s operating handbook, during a balked landing, the flaps should be retracted to 20 degrees after full power is applied, and then retracted slowly after the airplane reaches 80 miles per hour. Postaccident examination revealed no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain a proper descent path during the approach to land, which resulted in a hard, bounced landing, and his improper retraction of the flaps during the subsequent attempted go-around.



Revision history:

18-Jun-2012 00:47 Geno Added
18-Jun-2012 10:14 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:45 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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