Accident Cessna 182C Skylane N8816T,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 273635
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Date:Saturday 1 January 2022
Time:17:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 182C Skylane
Owner/operator:Safesix Aviation LLC
Registration: N8816T
MSN: 52716
Year of manufacture:1960
Total airframe hrs:5680 hours
Engine model:Continental O-470L-50
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Mustang Beach Airport (KRAS), Port Aransas, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Port Aransas-Mustang Beach Airport, TX (KRAS)
Destination airport:Port Aransas-Mustang Beach Airport, TX (KRAS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that he was returning to land after dropping a load of skydivers at 10,000 ft above mean sea level, and that he did not apply carburetor heat during the descent. He reduced the throttle to idle when he entered an extended based leg of the traffic pattern. The approach path was low, so the pilot increased the throttle, but the engine did not respond. He completed steps to troubleshoot the loss of power, but he did not apply the carburetor heat. The pilot made a forced landing to a marshy area; the airplane impacted uneven terrain and sustained substantial damage to the left wing. Examination of the fuel system did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. The atmospheric conditions at the time of the accident were conducive to the development of serious carburetor icing at glide power. Given the evidence, it is likely that carburetor ice accumulated, which resulted in the inability to increase engine power during the final approach. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the airplane's engine is highly susceptible to ice formation during a descent and the use of carburetor heat is recommended.

Probable Cause: The loss of engine power due to carburetor icing and the pilot's failure to utilize carburetor heat.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN22LA094
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report


FAA register:

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
3 February 1964 N8816T Non commercial 0 Trinidad, Colorado sub


Revision history:

02-Jan-2022 18:46 Captain Adam Added
03-Jan-2022 03:17 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
03-Jan-2022 16:48 RobertMB Updated [Nature, Source]
03-Jan-2022 20:06 Captain Adam Updated [Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Jan-2022 18:48 Captain Adam Updated [Source, Damage]
24-Jun-2022 12:33 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]
24-Jun-2022 13:11 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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