Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2001 Issue

March 10, Durham, N.C. / Cessna Skylane

At 11:30 eastern time, a Cessna 182J struck trees while maneuvering for an emergency landing to runway 14 at the Lake Ridge Aero Park. The pilot received serious injuries and his passenger received minor injuries. Witnesses said the airplane took off from runway 32 and experienced a rough-running engine. The pilot executed a 180-degree turn to land on runway 14 but struck trees approximately 200 yards from the approach end of the runway....

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