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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161108
Last updated: 14 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182Q Skylane
Registration: N759UP
C/n / msn: 18266272
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Big Bear City Airport (L35), Big Bear City, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Fullerton, CA (KFUL)
Destination airport:Big Bear, CA (L35)
Investigating agency: NTSB
After an uneventful departure, climb, and cruise, the pilot performed a standard 45-degree entry into the traffic pattern at the high elevation airport. The airplane descended low during the final approach, and the pilot applied full forward throttle control. The engine responded; however, the descent was not arrested as he expected. The nose wheel then struck the airport perimeter fence, and the airplane came to rest against the side of the runway. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall, lower fuselage, and right wing during the accident sequence. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation. The calculated density altitude for the runway elevation at the time of the accident was about 8,000 feet.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain a stabilized landing approach, which resulted in a collision with a fence short of the runway.



Revision history:

01-Oct-2013 03:18 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 09:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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