On December 15, 2001, about 1330 eastern standard time, a Cessna 182Q, N759JD, was substantially damaged while landing at the Hampton Roads Executive Airport (PVG), Norfolk, Virginia. The certificated private pilot and passenger were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed for the personal flight conducted under 14 CFR Part 91. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The airplane was landing on runway 2, a 3,524-foot long, 70-foot wide, asphalt runway.
In a written statement, the pilot said the airplane touched down, began to bounce, and he elected to perform a go-around. During a second landing attempt, the airplane again began to bounce; however, the propeller struck the runway, before the airplane came to rest.
Subsequent inspection of the airplane revealed that both propeller tips had separated. Additionally, the nose wheel strut assembly and lower firewall was bent aft.
A witness at PVG reported that the airplane "hit hard about five times, and lost a piece of front wheel cover." He then observed the airplane go-around, and bounce "about six times" during the second landing attempt.
The pilot stated he did not experience any mechanical problems with the airplane. He reported 150 hours of total flight experience, all in make and model.
Winds reported at an airport located about 14 miles east-northeast of PVG, at 1351, were from 020 degrees at 15 knots, with 20 knot gusts. A witness at the airport described the wind conditions as "very strong" with gusts approaching 40 knots.