On September 3, 2007, about 1645 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 182P, N58596, veered off the runway and collided with obstacles during landing on runway 09 at the Fall City Airport, Fall City, Washington. The airplane was owned and operated by the pilot, and it was substantially damaged. Neither the private pilot nor passenger was injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed for the pilot's personal flight. The flight was performed under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91, and it originated from near Everett, Washington, about 1600. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot reported to the National Transportation Safety Board investigator that the "touchdown was a bit hard" but the airplane did not bounce. As the airplane rolled off the firm turf and onto the asphalt portion of the runway, it veered left and the left wing lifted up. The pilot reported that "by the time I applied full right rudder the left main wheel had left the asphalt and was tracking into the grass along side the runway." The pilot further reported he then retarded the throttle to idle, the airplane veered 15 degrees left of the runway's centerline, and it was rolling "fairly fast."
The pilot attempted further corrective action by pulling full back on the control yoke, and the airplane "launched back into the air." The airplane stalled about 10 feet above the ground, and the outboard 6 feet of the left wing was severed when it impacted a fence post.
Runway 09 is 3,000 feet long and 25 feet wide.