Saturday, August 13, 2016

Cessna TU206C Turbo Skywagon, N29225: Accident occurred August 13, 2016 near Skiatook Municipal Airport (2F6), Oklahoma

AIRCRAFT: 1968 Cessna TU-206 N29225 SN# U206-1177

ENGINE:       Continental TSIO-520C2B  SN# 178450-R

PROPELLER: McCauley D3A32C90N 

APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information):

ENGINE:          3687.9 TT   848.9 SMOH (factory rebuilt 12/3/1994)     

PROPELLER:        TT unknown  -  340.7 SMOH on 9/25/2007 by Santa Monica Propeller     

AIRFRAME:     3,687.9 TTAF                      

OTHER EQUIPMENT:  KMA-20, KNS80, KY197, KX170B, AT-150  

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  On 8/13/2016 during skydiving operations engine lost power at approximately 900 feet with a hard forced landing that caused extensive damage to the aircraft.    

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:     Propeller bent, engine separated from firewall, nose gear sheared, cowling buckled, aft fuselage buckled and twisted, main gear stressed, damage to various flight controls including but not limited to rudder, elevators, ailerons, flaps.  Aircraft dismantled for transport to storage.    
LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:   Dawson Aircraft – Clinton, AR     

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FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Oklahoma City FSDO-15

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA323
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 13, 2016 in Skiatook, OK
Aircraft: CESSNA TU206C, registration: N29225
Injuries: 7 Minor.

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 may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On August 13, 2016, about 1100 central standard time, a Cessna TU206B airdrop configured airplane, N29225, registered to the pilot and operated by Gypsy Moth Skydive LLC of Benton, Kansas, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing after a loss of engine power while maneuvering in the vicinity of Skiatook, Oklahoma. All seven occupants, the private pilot and six passengers (parachutists), sustained minor injuries. The local flight was being operated under the provisions of Federal Code of Regulations Part 91 and the intent was to climb to altitude and dispatch the 6 parachutists. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed. The flight originated from the Skiatook Municipal Airport (2F6), Skiatook, Oklahoma, about 1030. 

According to the FAA, the airplane had departed 2F6 and was climbing through about 1,000 feet AGL when the engine lost power. The pilot maneuvered the airplane toward an open grassy field and avoided several rural buildings just prior to landing. The airplane landed hard in the field, resulting in structural buckling to the fuselage and empennage, and separation of the nose gear assembly. All of the occupants exited the airplane and several were treated at a local hospital. 

The accident site was located about 1 mile from 2F6. The airplane wreckage and engine will be examined on August 18, 2016, at a local secure facility.

SKIATOOK, Okla. (AP) -- The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says four people suffered non-life threatening injuries when a small airplane carrying skydivers made a forced landing in a field near Skiatook.

OHP Trooper Dwight Durant said the plane had seven people on board when it made a hard landing shortly after 11 a.m. in a field north of Highway 20 in Osage County and that none of the injuries appear serious.

Durant said the pilot told troopers that the plane lost engine power at about 1,000 feet after taking off from the Skiatook airport. Images show the aircraft with the tail crumpled sitting in a grassy field near a barn.

The plane is registered to a company out of Wichita, Kansas.



Anonymous said...

I live near 2F6 and this is the 3 or 4th time in as many years that this skydive operator has crashed a plane. The last one to go down was was an older C182.

Anonymous said...

Cannot confirm same company but this will be the 4th accident report for a skydiving plane, I think it is safe to assume they are the only ones operating out there. 07/21/1996: C182 - N2182G, 05/23/2009: C182 - N4892D, 10/12/2011 C182 - N6171B. All due to loss of power.