Sunday, June 19, 2016

Piper PA-28R-200, FCP1 LLC, N200KR: Incident occurred April 29, 2016 at San Carlos Airport (KSQL), San Mateo County, California

Kathryn's Report:


NTSB Identification: WPR16IA100
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Friday, April 29, 2016 in San Carlos, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA28, registration: N200KR
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

On April 29, 2016, about 1530 Pacific daylight time, a Piper PA-28-200, N200KR, was not damaged following a power control interruption, and a precautionary landing at the San Carlos Airport (SQL), San Carlos, California. The certified flight instructor (CFI) and the pilot receiving instruction were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the instructional flight, which was being conducted in accordance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, and a flight plan was not filed. According to the CFI, the intended destination was Byron, California.

In a telephone interview with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge, the CFI reported that shortly after taking off from runway 30 at SQL and in the initial climb, he was only able to reduce power slightly, and that no further power reduction was possible. The pilot then flew a right hand traffic pattern back to runway 30, and on final approach over the runway threshold fully retarded the mixture control in order to stop the engine. The CFI stated that after landing, the airplane then rolled out with sufficient momentum to exit the runway at an intersecting taxiway. A subsequent inspection of the throttle control revealed that the cable had broken. The cable was taken into custody by a Federal Aviation Administration aviation safety inspector for further examination by the NTSB.

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