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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240836
Last updated: 2 September 2020
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Date:24-AUG-2020
Time:09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C82R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna R182
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N639RR
C/n / msn: R18200245
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Crowley, LA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:SU
Departure airport:Crowley, LA (LS09)
Destination airport:Crowley, LA (LS09)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On August 24, 2020, about 0930 central daylight time, a Cessna R182 airplane, N639RR, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Crowley, Louisiana. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 aerial observation flight.
According to the pilot, the preflight engine run-up and takeoff were normal. About 30 minutes into the aerial observation flight, the engine began "popping" and running rough. The pilot was unable to maintain sufficient engine RPMs and elected to return to the departure airport for a precautionary landing. Based on the airplane's location relative to the runway orientation, the pilot performed a downwind landing. During the approach, the airplane was "a little high and fast;" however, the pilot was committed to the landing due to the reduced engine performance. The airplane touched down, overran the end of the turf runway, impacted a ditch and came to rest upright.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage. Visual examination of the engine revealed the No. 4 engine cylinder exhaust valve push rod and housing were bent.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20200824X42853&key=1


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