Hard landing Accident Cessna 182R Skylane N9454H, Friday 11 January 2013
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Date:Friday 11 January 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 182R Skylane
Registration: N9454H
MSN: 18267950
Year of manufacture:1981
Total airframe hrs:4993 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-540-L3C5D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cow pasture in Valrico, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Tampa, FL (TPF)
Destination airport:Miami, FL (OPF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane was climbing through about 3,000 feet mean sea level when it began to vibrate, and oil covered the windscreen. The pilot chose to perform and off-airport landing to an empty field. During landing, the airplane impacted the ground in a flat-pitch attitude, which resulted in the left wing buckling. A subsequent examination of the engine revealed that the No. 2 cylinder’s aluminum-clad rod bearing had failed. The bearing likely failed due to progressive cracking and spalling or delamination within the bearing. The No. 3 cylinder’s bearing exhibited similar cracking and delamination. It is likely that the failure of the No. 2 cylinder’s rod bearing resulted in a total loss of engine power.

Probable Cause:
Failure of the No. 2 cylinder’s rod bearing, which resulted in a total loss of engine power.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA13LA112
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

16 May 1987 N9545H Hangar 7 0 Carefree, AZ sub


Revision history:

11-Jan-2013 21:17 Geno Added
12-Jan-2013 06:04 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 14:06 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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