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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 242015
Last updated: 16 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C185 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna A185F
Registration: N5418E
C/n / msn: 18503968
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sugar Land, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Sugar Land, TX (SGR)
Destination airport:Cypress, TX (TS07)
Investigating agency: NTSB
On August 15, 2020, about 1150 central daylight time, a Cessna A185F, N5418E, received substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Sugar Land, Texas. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.
The pilot stated that when he applied full throttle for takeoff, all engine instrument indications were normal. He said the liftoff and initial climb were normal but when he made a right turn toward the destination airport, the engine lost power. He said the cockpit throttle, mixture, and propeller controls were full forward. He said the airplane airspeed was "decaying fast" after the power loss. He chose a grass area next to runway 17 at the departure airport to land the airplane. In the final turn toward the grass area, he selected full wing flaps and tried to slow the airplane speed as much as possible without encountering an aerodynamic stall. He said the airplane stalled while trying to cross a small ditch near the grass area, and the airplane then impacted terrain and skidded about 100 ft before coming to rest. The airplane sustained substantial damage, which included damage to the lower fuselage structure.
The airplane was recovered for later examination.




Revision history:

16-Sep-2020 08:30 ASN Update Bot Added
16-Sep-2020 08:31 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]

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