Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cessna 170A, Retro Air LLC, N401P: Accident occurred June 28, 2016 at Paine Field - Snohomish County Airport (KPAE), Everett, Washington

AIRCRAFT: 1951 Cessna 170, N401P S/N 20022

ENGINE:   M&M, S/N:  Continental C-145-A, S/N 5802-D-1-2

PROPELLER – M&M, S/N:  McCauley 1C172/MDM7653, S/N 56402
APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information):

ENGINE:   TSOH: 341 (estimated)

PROPELLER:    TSOH: 1847 (estimated)         

AIRFRAME:         TT: 3707 (estimated)             

OTHER EQUIPMENT: Transponder is a KT-76A with Narco AR 850 encoder, Audio Panel is KMA 20, 1xKX-170B NAV COM, 1xKX-175B NAV COM, 1xKI-206 NAV HEAD, 1xKI-208 NAV HEAD, 1xKN-75 External Glideslope receiver (remote), 1x KN-72 externa localizer receiver (remote), ELT:EBC-406AP No external GPS f.  Engine: B&C Starter, JASCO 50 Amp alternator, 6364 mags, F&M Spin on oil filter.  

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES: Prop, engine, gear, wing, fuselage, see photos.  


REMARKS: Aircraft is intact    

Read more here:  http://www.avclaims.com/N401P.htm

RETRO AIR LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N401P

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Seattle FSDO-01

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA345
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in Everett, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/03/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 170, registration: N401P
Injuries: 2 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 of a tailwheel equipped airplane reported that during the landing roll in crosswind conditions the airplane veered to the left and the left main landing gear exited the runway. The pilot further reported that he applied right rudder to correct for the veer, and as the left main landing gear returned to the pavement the wheel separated from the gear leg. He reported that the leg drug along the runway and the airplane came to a stop nose down, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine 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 directional control during the landing roll, which resulted in a runway excursion and substantial damage to the fuselage.

EVERETT, Wash. —

25.+A small plane crashed at Paine Field in Everett Tuesday evening, fire officials say.

Officials told KIRO 7 there were no serious injuries. A pilot and an instructor walked away after the crash.

There was a small fuel leak on the scene but was cleaned up. 

Chopper 7 flew over the scene and it appeared the plane crashed nose first.

Story and video:  http://www.kiro7.com

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