Preliminary Accident Reports

August 2002 Issue

May 30, Roosevelt, Ariz. / Cessna Skylane

At 1130 mountain time, a Cessna 182P struck trees during a precautionary landing at the Grapevine Airport after it experienced a complete loss of electrical power. The pilot and three passengers were not injured. The pilot said the flight was “troublesome” and that he had trouble maintaining both altitude and course. He also reported that ABQ Center was having a hard time receiving radio transmissions from him. The engine temperature instruments suddenly “went all the way to the left” and ABQ Center asked him to ident. Radio contact was lost shortly thereafter. The pilot decided to make a precautionary landing at Grapevine because it was closest to his current position. He flew the traffic p...

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