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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41732
Last updated: 16 August 2020
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Date:26-DEC-1998
Time:14:22
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182P
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N182FE
C/n / msn: 18264925
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Midland, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:(MAF)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The airplane stalled on final approach and impacted the ground short of the runway threshold along the extended centerline of the runway. According to one witness, the airplane pitched 'up and then back down and the wings started to rock back and forth some.' Subsequently, the nose of the airplane pitched down about 70 degrees and impacted the ground. Two other witnesses saw the airplane's wings 'teeter slightly' then the airplane pitched 70 degrees nose low and impacted the ground. Flight control continuity was confirmed at the accident site. No anomalies were found during the testing of the engine, autopilot, and electrical trim system that would have prevented normal operation prior to the accident. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed, resulting in an inadvertent stall.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X11555


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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