Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Stinson L-5, N4252K: Accident occurred November 06, 2016 in San Marcos, Texas



FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA San Antonio FSDO-17

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA036
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 06, 2016 in San Marcos, TX
Aircraft: STINSON L 5, registration: N4252K
Injuries: 2 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 November 6, 2016, about 1222 central standard time, a Stinson L5, N4252K, nosed over during a forced landing at the San Marcos Regional Airport (HYI), San Marcos, Texas. The private pilot and passenger received minor injuries. The airplane was substantially damaged. The aircraft was registered to a private individual and was operated 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 HYI about 1100.

The pilot performed a go-around while landing on runway 13 and the engine lost power during the initial climb. The pilot attempted to land on runway 35; however, the airplane traveled into the wet grass between the runways. The left main gear collapsed when it dug into the soft terrain and the airplane nosed over.

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