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N68AX accident description

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Crash location 39.005556°N, 119.156667°W
Nearest city Yerington, NV
38.985751°N, 119.162931°W
1.4 miles away
Tail number N68AX
Accident date 28 May 2018
Aircraft type Cessna T182T
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On May 28, 2018, about 1300 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna T182T airplane, N68AX, sustained substantial damage following a loss of directional control, a runway excursion and nose over while landing at Yerington Municipal Airport (O43), Yerington, Nevada. The airplane was registered to M & B Holdings, LLC and operated by the pilot as a visual flight rules flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The private pilot and pilot rated passenger sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

According to the pilot, after conducting multiple uneventful landings at O43 they were returning for a full stop landing. He reported that the touchdown on the main wheels was normal, but immediately after the nose wheel contacted the landing surface the airplane veered sharply to the left, exited the improved runway surface and encountered an area of soft sand. The nose wheel separated from fuselage and the airplane subsequently nosed over sustaining substantial damage to the fuselage, vertical stabilizer and rudder.

The closest weather reporting facility was Minden-Tahoe Airport (KMEV), Minden, Nevada, about 28 miles west of the accident site. At 1253, an METAR from KMEV was reporting, in part: wind from 30 °at 8 knots; visibility, 10 statute miles; clouds and sky condition, clear; temperature, 66 °F; dew point 39° F; altimeter, 30.19 inches of mercury.

A detailed wreckage examination is pending.

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