Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Cessna 120, NorCal Flight Center, N120MD: Accident occurred November 14, 2016 in Lincoln, Placer County, California

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Docket And Docket Items  -  National Transportation Safety Board:   https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA071
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, November 14, 2016 in Lincoln, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/10/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 120, registration: N120MD
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 the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during the landing roll, the airplane veered to the right. He added that he attempted to correct the veer but was unsuccessful. The airplane continued to the right and exited the runway. During the runway excursion, the airplane nosed over. 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right forward lift strut and empennage. 

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident 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 directional control during the landing roll, which resulted in a runway excursion.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento, California  

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 

NorCal Flight Center LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N120MD

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Sacramento FSDO-25

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA071
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, November 14, 2016 in Lincoln, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 120, registration: N120MD
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 the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during the landing roll the airplane veered to the right. He added that he attempted to correct the veer, but was unsuccessful. The airplane continued to the right and exited the runway. During the runway excursion, the airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right forward lift strut and empennage. 

The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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