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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214284
Last updated: 5 July 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C82R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna R182 Skylane
Registration: N1693R
MSN: R18200518
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Florence Regional Airport (KFLO), Florence, SC -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Andrews Airport, SC (ADR/KPHH)
Destination airport:Florence Regional Airport, SC (FLO/KFLO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Before departure on the personal flight, the private pilot reported that the engine had to be started using an auxiliary power supply because the battery was dead; however, he did not determine the reason for the dead battery. After the engine was started, he reported normal electrical system indications. About 10 minutes into the 20-minute flight, the pilot noticed that the electric fuel gauges were reading zero and the ammeter was showing a discharge. He did not consult or comply with emergency procedures from the pilot's operating handbook (POH) for a discharging ammeter and continued to his destination, where he attempted to extend the landing gear using the normal system; however, there was no down-and-locked indication. He confirmed visually that the nose landing gear was down and locked; he performed a fly-by of the air traffic control tower, was informed that the landing gear appeared to be down, and returned for landing. After touchdown, both main landing gear collapsed, the airplane began to veer to the left, and the left wing and horizontal stabilizer contacted the runway. The airplane came to rest in the grass off the left side of the runway. Postaccident examination and operational testing of the normal and emergency landing gear extension and indicating systems revealed no evidence of preimpact failure or malfunction that would have precluded normal operation. Had the pilot shed unnecessary electrical load per the POH when he first noticed the discharging state or pumped the landing gear down using the emergency gear extension mechanism, it is likely that the landing gear would have extended and locked into position. The reason for the electrical system failure was not investigated.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to comply with emergency procedures in the pilot's operating handbook, resulting in the collapse of the main landing gear during landing. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's failure to address the low battery voltage before departure.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

09-Aug-2018 21:16 Geno Added
10-Aug-2018 17:03 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Damage, Narrative]
01-Oct-2019 18:12 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Country, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]
01-Oct-2019 19:53 harro Updated [Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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