Accident Cessna 182S N2724R,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 296304
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Date:Friday 3 January 2003
Time:12:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 182S
Registration: N2724R
MSN: 18280322
Year of manufacture:1998
Total airframe hrs:544 hours
Engine model:Lycoming IO-540-AB1A5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Alton, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:St. Louis Regional Airport, IL (ALN/KALN)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane was substantially damaged when it departed the runway surface and impacted a snowbank. The student pilot, on a solo flight, reported that he had completed one takeoff and landing, and was attempting to takeoff again when the accident occurred. He stated that he had applied full power, when the airplane "started veering to the left." The pilot noted that he was afraid of overcontrolling and did not apply brakes. "When I realized I was headed off of [the] runway, I pulled power and hit 15" high snow bank," the pilot reported. He also stated that the ATIS received prior to taxi reported braking action as "poor" on runway 35. The pilot noted that there were no failures or malfunctions associated with the airplane, either prior to, or at the time of, the accident.

Probable Cause: Failure of the pilot-in-command to maintain directional control during the takeoff roll. Contributing factors were the wet, icy runway conditions and the presence of the snowbank.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CHI03LA045
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

13-Oct-2022 18:58 ASN Update Bot Added
13-Sep-2023 10:53 Ron Averes Updated

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