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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155738
Last updated: 12 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182T Skylane
Owner/operator:Colorado Flight Center
Registration: N2012Y
C/n / msn: 18281770
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Highway 50, Delta, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Grand Junction, CO (GJT)
Destination airport:Grand Junction, CO (GJT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane experienced a loss of propeller control during cruise flight, which resulted in the pilotís inability to attain the propeller speed needed to maintain flight. The airplane struck a power line during the subsequent forced landing to a highway. Upon landing, the right main landing gear separated from the airplane, and the airplane veered off the road. Postaccident examination of the engine did not reveal oil supply obstructions to the propeller control system. Component level testing and examination of the propeller system, which was limited due to propeller damage, did not reveal any anomalies that would result in a loss of propeller control. The reason for the loss of propeller control could not be determined.

Probable Cause: The loss of propeller control for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident examinations revealed no anomalies that would have precluded normal operation and the airplaneís subsequent collision with power lines during the forced landing.



Revision history:

03-May-2013 06:19 Geno Added
03-May-2013 06:21 Geno Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 14:41 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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