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Q:  Will damage occur from an overweight landing?

A:  It is possible, but it is also very unlikely.  Cessna builds a rugged airplane with large design margins.  The tubular main landing gear and box structure on all Cessna 182P and 182Q airplanes are identical to that of the later Cessna 182R airplanes which were certified for the same design weight limits as under this STC.  We are not aware of any serious overweight landing issues with the Cessna 182R, nor has Cessna ever addressed this eventuality in its maintenance or service documents. One 182R fleet operator did report that maintenance to restore main wheel alignment was sometimes necessary, but attributed this to full fuel, four filled seats, student training touch and go's with no attention to maximum landing weight.