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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 156220
Last updated: 1 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182 Skylane
Registration: N21231
C/n / msn: 18261503
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bryant Field Airport - O57, Bridgeport, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Carson City, NV (CXP)
Destination airport:Bridgeport, CA (O57)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that while he was on a normal approach with the flaps in the full extended position, he observed powerlines prior to the runway. He reported that he focused on clearing the powerlines and lost track of the airplane's speed. The airplane cleared the powerlines and, shortly after, the airplane descended rapidly. The airplane struck the ground hard and bounced before it impacted the ground a second time in a nose low attitude. The airplane flipped over and came to rest inverted just short of the runway surface. During the accident sequence, the airplane's wings and empennage were substantially damaged. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's distracted attention while on final approach which resulted in his failure to maintain adequate airspeed and subsequent loss of aircraft control.


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Revision history:

04-Jun-2013 00:12 Geno Added
06-Jun-2013 04:59 EP Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 08:45 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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