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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22633
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C82R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna TR182 Turbo Skylane RG
Owner/operator:Minuteman Aviation, Inc.
Registration: N5523T
C/n / msn: R18201884
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Helena, MT -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Missoula, MT (MSO)
Destination airport:Spotted Bear, MT (8U4)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot flew over the destination airport and observed the runway's windsock before initiating a normal approach for landing. On short final approach the airplane's rate of descent rapidly increased. Despite the pilot's application of engine power, the airplane impacted the runway hard in a nose-low attitude. The pilot reported that he subsequently observed that the wind had reversed direction. He opined that the airplane's loss of lift was related to his failure to adequately compensate for the variable wind condition. No mechanical failures or malfunctions were reported by the pilot.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate compensation for the variable wind conditions and failure to maintain adequate airspeed during landing.



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 11:54 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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