Accident Cessna 182 N5421B, Saturday 4 February 2006
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Date:Saturday 4 February 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 182
Registration: N5421B
MSN: 33421
Year of manufacture:1956
Total airframe hrs:4391 hours
Engine model:Continental O-470L
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Black Canyon, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Cottonwood, AZ (P52)
Destination airport:Black Canyon, AZ
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane's nose gear was broken off during landing at a dirt strip. The airstrip sits on a mesa with a 100-foot drop-off on the approach end. The pilot said he encountered a severe downdraft at low altitude over the runway threshold followed by the nose landing gear hitting a pothole at touchdown. The resulting overload caused the nose landing gear to separate. A post impact fire ensued and the airplane was destroyed.
Probable Cause: the pilot's encounter with downdraft at low altitude on short final approach to land.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX06CA102
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency, ]
05-Dec-2017 09:03 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, ]

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