Accident Cessna A185F Skywagon N8WF, Wednesday 12 June 2024
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Date:Wednesday 12 June 2024
Time:11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C185 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna A185F Skywagon
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N8WF
MSN: 18503001
Year of manufacture:1976
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Monument Hills, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Sacramento-Executive Airport, CA (SAC/KSAC)
Destination airport:Watts-Woodland Airport, CA (O41)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
On June 12, 2024, about 1100 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna A185F, N8WF, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident in Monument Hills, California. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, he departed from Sacramento Executive Airport (SAC), Sacramento, California, with about 70 gallons of fuel on board for the local flight. He flew in the area for about 40 minutes before returning to his home airport, Watts-Woodland Airport (O41). About 5 miles from O41, he noticed a partial loss of engine power, which he advanced the throttle, with no response, and shortly hereafter the engine lost total power. The pilot attempted to restart the engine unsuccessfully by adjusting the mixture. Unable to maintain altitude, the pilot turned to the south and initiated a forced landing to a corn field. During the landing roll the airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted.

Post accident examination of the airplane revealed that the wings and horizontal stabilizer were substantially damaged. The airplane was recovered to a secure facility for further examination.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Preliminary report
Duration:
Download report: Preliminary report

Sources:

https://www.cbsnews.com/sacramento/news/pilot-walks-away-after-plane-crashes-into-yolo-county-cornfield/

https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquiry/Search/NNumberResult?nNumberTxt=8WF
https://www.flightaware.com/live/flight/N8WF
https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=aadf25&lat=38.567&lon=-121.887&zoom=10.8&showTrace=2024-06-12&leg=2

Location

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jun-2024 01:33 Geno Added
14-Jun-2024 14:06 johnwg Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
10-Jul-2024 02:10 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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