Monday, May 9, 2016

Cessna T206H Turbo Stationair, Red Sky LLC, N917CF; accident occurred May 06, 2016 in Jasper, Texas -Kathryn's Report


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Houston FSDO-09

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA223
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, May 06, 2016 in Jasper, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/14/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA T206, registration: N917CF
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that during the landing flare she inadvertently allowed the nose of the airplane to drop and the nose wheel touched down first. 

Subsequently, the nose wheel collapsed and the airplane veered off the runway to left, stopping about 75 feet into the grass parallel the runway. During the runway excursion, the propeller dug into the terrain and the left wing impacted the ground. 

The left wing was substantially damaged. 

The pilot did not report any mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain pitch control during the landing flare, which resulted in abnormal runway contact, a nose wheel landing gear collapse, and runway excursion.

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