Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Aviat A-1C-180 Husky, Acme Husky LLC, N377MA: Accident occurred October 29, 2016 in Clarksville, Red River County, Texas

ACME HUSKY LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N377MA

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Dallas FSDO-05

NTSB Identification: CEN17FA028
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, October 28, 2016 in Clarksville, TX
Aircraft: AVIAT AIRCRAFT INC A-1C-180, registration: N377MA
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On October 28, 2016, about 1845 central daylight time, an Aviat model A-1C-180 "Husky", N377MA, was destroyed when it impacted trees and terrain while approaching to land at a private airstrip near Clarksville, Texas. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was fatally injured. The aircraft was registered to ACME Husky, LLC, and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not on a flight plan. The flight originated from the McCurtain County Regional Airport (4O4), Idabel, Oklahoma, at an unconfirmed time.

The airplane was reportedly landing on a private airstrip. The airstrip's runway was oriented about 60/240 degrees and measured about 2,900 feet in length and 75 feet wide. The airplane came to rest about 2,100 feet from the approach end of runway 24, and about 250 feet left of the extended runway centerline.

The airplane came to rest in a wooded area with the fuselage oriented in a 135-degree direction. There were multiple broken branches from trees southeast of the main wreckage, indicating that the direction of travel at the time of impact was about 330 degrees. The base of the tree that was first struck was about 50 feet from the main wreckage.

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