Fallbrook, CA After Running Out of Runway, Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182 Turns and Rolls Over, Aug 2016
On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 a small plane coming in for a landing at the Fallbrook Air Park ran out of runway and made a left, causing the plane to roll over, officials said.
The Cessna 182, a part of the Civil Air Patrol, landed shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the air park, located at 2155 S Mission Road. The Civil Air Patrol is the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary.
The plane was on an authorized proficiency flight with two pilots on board when it landed on the runway, but ran out of space.
The pilot made a left at the end of the runway and the plane rolled over, fire officials said.
The two occupants inside, a 77-year-old man and a 79-year-old man, suffered minor injuries.
The aircraft suffered "substantial damage", Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesman Ian Gregor said. The two men received minor injuries, but were not hospitalized.
No one was trapped inside, fire officials said.
FAA and the National Transpiration Safety Board (NTSB) officials will investigate the crash.
The flight instructor reported that during a Civil Air Patrol evaluation flight, he decided to
demonstrate a power off landing to the pilot being evaluated. The flight instructor further reported
that the airplane touched down within the first 400 feet of the 2,160-foot runway and reported that
the brakes were ineffective during the landing roll. The pilot witness who observed the landing from
the left seat reported that he observed heavy braking, some swerving, a loss of control, and the
airplane exited the left side of the runway near the departure end of the runway. During the runway
excursion, the airplane nosed over and sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, empennage, and
the right wing lift strut.
In a Civil Air Patrol online system, the pilot witness reported that over the runway threshold the
airspeed was 84 knots, the altitude was 20 feet, and the airplane touchdown zone was 1/2 to 2/3 down
the runway, with 1000 feet of runway remaining.
The local flight school provided video surveillance of the landing. The video showed the airplane still
airborne while in the camera frame, which was about 700 feet past the runway threshold. The
airplane subsequently moved out of camera view and was still airborne. The video did not show the
airplane touch down on the runway.
In a post-accident examination four days after the accident by the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA), both brakes were found to be functional.
In a post-accident inspection almost two weeks after the accident by the repair mechanic, it was
revealed that the left brake was working, but the right brake was "full of air." The mechanic reported
that when the airplane was upside down air can enter into the hydraulic system, so "all bets are off".
The mechanic further reported that there were no flat or bald spots on the tires.
Landing - Landing area overshoot
Landing-landing roll - Runway excursion
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The flight instructor's failure to go-around and the subsequent long landing and his failure to
maintain directional control, which resulted in a runway excursion.
Picture of Wrecked CAP Cessna - http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/652*367/8-24-16-Fallbrook-Plane-Cras...