NTSB Identification: ERA14LA252
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in Elkton, MD
Aircraft: CESSNA 182S, registration: N182PJ
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.
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On May 21, 2014, at 0810 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 182S, N182PJ, was substantially damaged during a runway overrun at Cecil County Airport (58M), Elkton, Maryland. The airline transport pilot and two passengers were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, an instrument flight plan had been filed for the flight from Penn Valley Airport (SEG), Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania to Albert Ellis Airport (OAJ), Jacksonville, North Carolina, which was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.
According to the pilot's written statement, while enroute at 8,000 feet above mean sea level (msl) the aircraft suffered a total electrical failure. The pilot was unable to communicate with air traffic control and elected to divert to 58M. The pilot executed an emergency descent and exited instrument meteorological conditions at 3,000 feet msl. The pilot stated that he had a passenger contact Harrisburg Approach Control via cell phone and advised them of his intentions.
Once the pilot visually acquired 58M, he elected to enter the traffic pattern for runway 13. Approximately midfield on the downwind leg, the pilot attempted to lower the flaps to 15 degrees. The flaps however would not extend and remained in the full up position. Upon turning onto the base leg the pilot engaged the "second and third notch of flaps." The flaps continued to remain in the full up position. The pilot stated that his approach speed was 75 knots on final approach. Upon touchdown the airplane encountered a wet runway. The pilot was unable to stop the airplane and it overran the runway, struck a fence, and incurred substantial damage to the fuselage.
According to the airport facility directory, 58M was uncontrolled. Field elevation was 106 feet. Runway 13 was 2,989 feet long and 70 feet wide. The threshold was displaced by 288 feet. It was marked with basic markings in poor condition, and was equipped with a precision approach path indicator and runway end identifier lights. It sloped steeply toward the departure end of the runway and obstructions were present on the final approach path in the form of 74 foot high trees located 919 feet from the the runway, and 280 feet left of the centerline which took a 9:1 slope to clear.
According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and pilot records, the pilot held an airline transport pilot certificate with ratings for airplane multi-engine land, and airplane single-engine land and private pilot privileges for rotorcraft-helicopter, and a type rating in the CE-525S. He also held private pilot privileges in rotorcraft-helicopter. His most recent FAA third-class medical certificate was issued on October 5, 2012. He reported that he had accrued approximately 3,960 total flight hours.
According to FAA and airplane maintenance records, the airplane was manufactured in 1998. The airplane's most recent annual inspection was completed on June 1, 2013. At the time of accident, the airplane had accrued approximately 1,103 total hours of operation.
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