NTSB Identification: ATL84FA050.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22015.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 26, 1983 in BALTIMORE, MD
Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q, registration: N7473S
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT CRASHED SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF WHEN THE ENGINE LOST POWER DURING INITIAL CLIMB. THIS ACFT HAD NOT BEEN FLOWN FORABOUT ONE MONTH. THE PILOT WAS AWARE OF WATER ACCUMULATION IN C-182 BLADDER EQUIPPED ACFT, SO HE DRAINED THE GASCOLATOR FOR AN ADDED LENGTH OF TIME. THE WING TANKS WERE ALSO DRAINED. START, TAXI AND RUN-UP WERE NORMAL. AFTER DEPARTURE A CLIMBING TURN WAS MADE. AT 1500 FT THE PILOT FELT THE ACFT LOSE POWER. HE PUMPED THE THROTTLE TO NO AVAIL. HE CALLED THETOWER AND STARTED THAT 'HE HAD A PROBLEM AND WAS COMING IN.' HE WAS CLEARED TO LAND ON RWY 33R. THE PILOT DECLARED AN EMERGENCY AND SAID HE WAS GOING FOR ANY RWY HE COULD REACH. THIS TRANSMISSION WAS BLOCKED BY THE TOWER CALLING AT THE SAME TIME. THE PILOT BLOCKED FURTHER TRANSMISSIONS BY KEYING HIS MIKE INADVERTANTLY. AS HE MANEUVERED FOR RWY 04 HE SAW A POTENTIAL CONFLICT WITH A B-737 APPROACHING RWY 28 SO HE DIVERTED TO RWY 15R. WHEN HE COULD NOT MAKE THAT HE TURNED RIGHT AND MUSHED INTO THE GROUND TO THE LEFT OF 33L. THE LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED AT GROUND CONTACT.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

TRAFFIC PATTERN PROCEDURE..INADEQUATE

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

ACFT/EQUIP,INADEQUATE DESIGN..MANUFACTURER

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FUEL SYSTEM,TANK..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD

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