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N416ES accident description

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Crash location 36.183333°N, 86.888889°W
Nearest city Nashville, TN
36.165890°N, 86.784443°W
5.9 miles away
Tail number N416ES
Accident date 27 Dec 2002
Aircraft type Cessna 182S
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On December 27, 2002, at 0805 central standard time, a Cessna 182S, N416ES, registered to and operated by Right Rudder LLC, rolled off the end of the taxiway down an embankment and nosed over at the John C. Tune Airport, in Nashville, Tennessee. The flight was operated under the provisions of Title 14 CFR Part 91, and instrument flight rules. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight plan was filed. The private pilot and right front seat passenger received minor injuries, the rear-seated passenger was not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage.

According to the pilot the flight was taxiing for takeoff when the accident occurred. During the telephone interview, the pilot stated that visibility was poor due to fog, and while taxiing, he missed the turn to runway 19. The airplane rolled off the end of the taxiway down a 25-foot embankment. The airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted.

Examination of the airplane revealed the wings, fuselage and vertical stabilizer were damaged. The pilot did not report a mechanical problem with the airplane.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain visual lookout and his inattentiveness during taxi that resulted in an on ground collision with an embankment. A factor was the fog.

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