On July 22, 1998, about 1100 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 182P, N7619N, registered to a private individual, operated as a 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight, crashed on landing at Propst Airport, Concord, North Carolina. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The airplane was substantially damaged, and the commercial-rated pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The flight originated about 1030, from Ashboro, North Carolina. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated that after an uneventful approach and landing, the airplane began "pulling" to the right. He applied left brake and rudder which began to correct the situation but the right wing collided with a tree near the edge of the runway. The airplane continued to the right and collided with another tree, coming to rest heading about 30 degrees to the right of the runway orientation.
Examination of the airplane and accident site by two FAA inspectors revealed that the left wing tip was displaced up with particles of grass and gravel imbedded in a hole in the leading edge skin. The right wing outboard of the lift strut was displaced aft due to impact damage from a tree. Examination of the runway revealed rubber deposits similar in width to the main landing gear of the accident airplane. The rubber deposits were located to the right of the runway centerline with the marks from the right main landing gear near the right edge of the runway. The deposits indicate that the airplane began veering to the left across the runway to a point where the left main landing gear tire was on grass off the left side of the runway. Also, a gouge was observed in the grass off the left side of the runway about 20 feet farther down the runway than where the airplane came to rest. The marks indicate that the airplane began to veer to the right and the marks faded near the centerline of the runway.