Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, SML Aviation LLC, N6026Z: Accident occurred November 07, 2016 at Centennial Airport (KAPA), Denver, Colorado

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

SML AVIATION LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N6026Z

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Denver FSDO-03

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA060
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 06, 2016 in Englewood, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N6026Z
Injuries: 3 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 reported while en-route about 2,500 feet above ground, under dark night visual meteorological conditions, multiple birds struck both wings and the cowling. The pilot further reported that the airplane had a "harsh rolling tendency to the right and reduced engine power." Subsequently, the pilot declared an emergency with air traffic control and landed without further incident at an airport about 3 nautical miles away.

The right wing sustained substantial damage. 

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

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