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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157808
Last updated: 17 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182S Skylane
Owner/operator:Oklahoma Department Of Public Safety
Registration: N820HP
C/n / msn: 18280115
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Pottawatomie County west of Tecumseh, OK -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Norman, OK (OUN)
Destination airport:Norman, OK (OUN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) trooper, was dispatched to assist fellow OHP troopers and a local police department in the pursuit of an individual who was involved in a traffic accident. The driver fled the scene after the accident and was thought to be hiding in a wooded area. The pilot established radio contact with an OHP trooper on the ground; however, he was not able to contact the local police officers by radio. As the local police officers approached the location of the vehicle driver, they looked up at the airplane for further guidance. At that time, the pilot reduced the airplane's engine power and entered a slow descending turn over the vehicle driver's location, and the police officers on the ground began walking toward the individual. About the same time, the airplane's aerodynamic stall warning sounded. The left wing subsequently "stalled hard," and the airplane pitched nose-down and started to rotate to the left. The pilot was able to maintain directional control of the airplane and avoided a spin; however, he was not able to fully recover from the stall, and the airplane impacted the terrain. A postaccident examination of the airplane did not reveal any anomalies consistent with a preimpact failure or malfunction.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadvertent aerodynamic stall at a low altitude, which resulted in a loss of control and impact with terrain.


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Revision history:

27-Jul-2013 04:32 Geno Added
29-Nov-2017 11:57 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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