On October 25, 1999, about 1115 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 182B, N7244E, registered to and operated by the pilot, was substantially damaged while landing at a private airstrip located in Atlanta, Idaho. The aircraft was being operated as a 14CFR91 personal/pleasure flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the cross country flight. The private pilot and his passenger were not injured. The flight originated from Teton Peaks Airport, Driggs, Idaho, approximately two hours and 15 minutes prior to the accident. There was no fire and no report of ELT activation. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot reported that the aircraft touched down and began to veer to the right side of the runway. In an attempt to correct the situation, the pilot applied full power and left rudder. Before the pilot could regain directional control, the aircraft's landing gear collided with large rocks on the right side of the runway surface. Subsequently, the aircraft's right main and nose gear collapsed resulting in substantial damage to the right wing, and fuselage.
An FAA inspector from the Boise Flight Standards District Office inspected the aircraft and reported that there was no evidence found to indicate a mechanical failure or malfunction.