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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155765
Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182T
Owner/operator:Civil Air Patrol
Registration: N635CP
C/n / msn: 18281530
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Marion SC -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Columbia, SC (CAE)
Destination airport:Marion, SC (MAO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
As the airplane arrived in the area of the destination airport, where the pilots would commence a Civil Air Patrol, U.S Air Force-assigned mission, the pilot flying (a flight instructor in the left seat) asked the pilot-not-flying (a private pilot in the right seat) if he wanted to practice takeoffs and landings. The flight instructor turned over the controls to the private pilot, and he performed a normal landing. The private pilot then took off to practice a short-field landing. Both pilots reported the airplane touched down "firm" on the main landing gear, and as the airplane decelerated, it felt as if the airplane had a flat tire. Shortly after, the propeller began to strike the runway. A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed damage to the nose landing gear attachment assembly and substantial damage to the firewall. During postaccident interviews, neither pilot could recall the airspeed during the approach or the flap configuration. The flight instructor described the landing flare as a "momentary or short flare."
Probable Cause: The pilot's improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing.



Revision history:

05-May-2013 00:39 emsmith Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 13:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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