Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2007 Issue

January 11, 2007, San Diego, Calif., Cessna TR182

The airplane impacted Runway 23 at 1211 Pacific time, shortly after takeoff. The Commercial pilot and sole occupant sustained serious injuries; the airplane was substantially damaged. Visual conditions prevailed. According to a witness, the airplane’s takeoff roll and initial climb appeared normal. When the airplane reached about 100 feet agl, the nose pitched down and remained in this attitude until impact.

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