On July 21, 1995, at 1752 mountain daylight time, a Cessna TR182, N5153R, sustained substantial damage during landing roll at Center, Colorado. The pilot received minor injuries, and his three passengers were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for this personal flight which departed Grand Junction, Colorado, earlier in the day. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to the pilot and witness, the approach was steep, due to clearing power lines at the approach end of the runway. The landing flare was high resulting in a bounced landing which the witness said became divergent. The pilot said the crosswind (approximately 60 degrees right at 15 knots) caused the airplane to depart the side of the runway where it nosed over in soft terrain. According to the pilot and witness, power was added as the bounce became divergent in an attempt to go around.