On May 28, 2005, approximately 1930 central daylight time, a single-engine Cessna R182 airplane, N757ME, registered to and operated by Henley's Training Academy, Inc., of Addison, Texas, was substantially damaged when it overran the departure end of Runway 17 while landing at the Northwest Regional Airport (52F), near Roanoke, Texas. The commercial pilot, sole occupant of the airplane, was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and flight plan was not filed for the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The local flight originated from the Denton Municipal Airport (DTO), near Denton, Texas, at 1905. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The 442-hour pilot reported in the Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report (NTSB Form 6120.1/2) that while landing on Runway 17 (a 3,500-foot long and 40-foot wide asphalt runway), the airplane touched down long with about 1,800 feet of runway remaining. The pilot stated that the airplane "hydroplaned on [a] slick painted surface" and he was able to maintain directional control until the airplane rolled off the departure end of the runway. The airplane struck a barbwire fence and impacted a tree with the left wing approximately 50 feet beyond the departure end of the runway. The pilot added that the runway was wet at the time of the accident.
Examination of the airplane by an Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, who responded to the accident site, revealed that the left wing sustained structural damage.
At 1924 the automated weather observation system located at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport (located six miles southwest of 52F) reported wind from 080 degrees at 6 knots, light rain and mist, few clouds at 800 feet, broken clouds at 2,600 feet, an overcast cloud layer at 3,100 feet, temperature 21 degrees Celsius, dew point, 19 degrees Celsius, barometric altimeter 29.86 inches of Mercury.