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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45186
Last updated: 22 October 2020
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Date:21-JUN-2003
Time:16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182H
Owner/operator:Oklahoma Skydiving Center
Registration: N8548S
C/n / msn: 18256648
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Cushing, OK -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Parachuting
Departure airport:Crushing, OK (CUH)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The 363-hour single-engine commercial rated pilot lost control of the airplane during a parachute activity flight. The airplane subsequently stalled and entered a spin to the left. A witness radioed the pilot and asked what was wrong, and the pilot replied that he was in a spin and didn't know what to do. The witness replied, flaps and power, and continued to watch both the airplane and the parachutists. At approximately 800 feet, the witness heard the engine go from a low power setting to a high power setting. The airplane impacted terrain in a wings level attitude. A post-accident examination of the engine revealed no anomalies.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed which resulted in an inadvertent stall/spin.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20030626X00959&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
08-Dec-2017 18:48 ASN Update Bot Updated [Total occupants, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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