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Tail numberN91593
Accident dateFebruary 27, 2009
Aircraft typeCessna 182M
LocationAlbany, LA
Near 30.575278 N, -90.600833 W
Additional details: None

NTSB description

On February 27, 2009, at approximately 2345 central standard time, a Cessna 182M, N91953, owned by an individual, and operated by another individual under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Part 91 was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain five miles north of Albany, Louisiana. The pilot and two passengers were fatally injured. Dark night marginal visual flight rules meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. A flight plan had not been filed. The cross country flight departed Slidell Airport (KASD), Slidell, Louisiana, at approximately 2315 and was en route to Marksville Municipal Airport (KMKV), Marksville, Louisiana.

According to a review of air traffic control data, the pilot had established contact for flight following with approach control at 2334 and advised he was climbing to 3,000 feet mean sea level (msl) enroute to Marksville, Louisiana. No further communications were received from the airplane. After flying at approximately 3,000 feet msl the radar data was lost on the airplane at 2341 with the last radar update showing the airplane in a right turn at an altitude of 1,600 feet msl.

One witness, standing outside his home approximately two miles south of the accident site, reported hearing an airplane maneuvering to his south and then heard it fly directly overhead at approximately 800 feet, but he could not see any lights on the airplane. About two or three minutes later he heard the airplane "go to full power and it sounded like the aircraft was picking up speed" and then he heard the sounds of impact. Two other witnesses about a half mile north of the accident site heard the sounds of impact and called 911 emergency.

Beginning approximately 1,500 feet north of the main wreckage location, in a wooded area with 80 foot tall pine and oak trees, there was a trail of debris leading to the wreckage which included several broken tree limbs, a wing tip, a portion of the wing skin, Plexiglas fragments, the aircraft windshield and items from the aircraft cabin. The remainder of the airplane, including all flight control surfaces, impacted the wooded area in a near vertical attitude. One passenger was ejected and the pilot and other passenger were found in the airplane. There was no post crash fire.

The routine aviation weather report (METAR) issued at 2245 for KBTR Baton Rouge, Louisiana, located 27 miles west from the site of the accident, reported wind from 190 degrees at 15 knots, 10 miles visibility, with broken clouds at 1,500 feet and overcast clouds at 2,100 feet, temperature 73 degrees, dew point 66 degrees, and an altimeter setting of 29.87 inches of Mercury.

After an on scene investigation the airplane was released to the owner's representative.

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