On November 12, 2012, about 1820 central standard time, a Cessna T182T, N856DK, overran runway 12L and nosed over at San Antonio International Airport (KSAT), San Antonio, Texas. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA, Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah, and operated by the pilot, Monterey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The personal flight was being conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and a visual flight rules flight plan had been filed and activated. The cross-country flight originated from Aeropuerto del Norte International Airport (MMAN), Monterey, Nuevo León, México, about 1630, and was destined for KSAT. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The following information is based on the pilot's accident report and what he told a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector. The airplane was cleared to land on runway 12L and touched down 100 to 150 feet past the runway threshold. The pilot felt turbulence and a tailwind, and applied brakes. He saw the end of the runway coming up and realized he could not stop, so he applied more brake pressure. The airplane went off the end of the runway, crossed a 100-foot wide perpendicular taxiway, and traveled in the median grass for about 100 to 150 feet, collapsing the nose gear. It came to rest a just short of another runway.
Runway 12L is asphalt, 5,519 feet long, 100 feet wide, and was dry at the time of the accident. According to the FAA inspector, the airplane went off the end if the runway, crossed a 100-foot perpendicular taxiway, and traveled through a grass median for about 100 to 150 feet, coming to rest just short of another runway. A mechanic had to loosen the brake pads to allow the wheels to roll. He saw no evidence of a brake malfunction.
A special weather observation made after the accident recorded the wind at 030 degrees at 6 knots.