CFIT Accident Cessna 182R Skylane OE-DON, Saturday 22 August 2020
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Date:Saturday 22 August 2020
Time:16:09 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 182R Skylane
Owner/operator:Steirische Hagelabwehr Genossenschaft
Registration: OE-DON
MSN: 18267887
Year of manufacture:1981
Total airframe hrs:2869 hours
Engine model:Continental O-470-U
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Hochgößnitz, Gaberl area neighbourhood, Voitsberg district, Steiermark -   Austria
Phase: En route
Nature:Aerial patrol
Departure airport:Graz-Thalerhof Airport (GRZ/LOWG)
Destination airport:Graz-Thalerhof Airport (GRZ/LOWG)
Investigating agency: UUS Austria
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A plane to combat hail crashed in the mountains.
The pilots survived the crash and were taken to hospital with moderate injuries.

Probable causes
- CFIT (Controlled Flight into Terrain)
Probable factors
- Propeller pitch was in cruise configuration
- Flying into downwind area

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: UUS Austria
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Sources: (photo)


Revision history:

22-Aug-2020 18:05 gerard57 Added
22-Aug-2020 18:05 gerard57 Updated [Time]
23-Aug-2020 06:55 gerard57 Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
23-Aug-2020 06:57 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Aug-2020 17:12 RobertMB Updated [Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Aug-2020 17:16 RobertMB Updated [Cn, Location, Source]
24-Aug-2020 05:26 Anon. Updated [Source]
07-Jul-2022 15:41 harro Updated [Time, Source]
08-Dec-2023 17:16 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Narrative, Category, Accident report]
08-Dec-2023 17:16 harro Updated [Other fatalities]

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