Flight Track Depicted The Airplane Entering A Gradual Left Turn

Location: Kenedy, TX Accident Number: CEN22FA232
Date & Time: June 6, 2022, 15:22 Local Registration: N2118R
Aircraft: Cessna 182G Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation – Personal

On June 6, 2022, at 1522 central daylight time, a Cessna 182G airplane, N2118R, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Kenedy, Texas. The pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) data revealed that the flight departed the New Braunfels National Airport (BAZ), at 1452 and proceeded  southbound toward Kenedy Regional Airport (2R9), Kenedy, Texas. The airplane briefly reached an altitude of 6,300 ft mean sea level (msl) before descending to 5,600 ft msl. About 1508, while the airplane was about 23 miles north of 2R9, the pilot initiated a descent that continued until the final data point. About 1516, the pilot appeared to alter course slightly to align with the extended centerline for runway 16 at 2R9. About 3 seconds before the final data point, the flight track
depicted the airplane entering a gradual left turn. The final data point was recorded at 1522:15 with a corresponding altitude of 550 ft msl.

The accident site was located about 0.8 miles north of the runway 16 approach threshold at an approximate elevation of 368 ft. This was about 0.12 miles east of the final ADS-B data point. A ground impact scar was located about 18 ft west of the airplane wreckage. The wreckage came to rest along a wire fence and tree line. The fuselage and both wings exhibited damage consistent with impact forces, and the cockpit/cabin area was compromised.

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