Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Cook Smith Aviation Replica SU, Clear Blue Marketing Inc., N712AZ: Accident occurred January 31, 2017 in Justin, Denton County, Texas

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

FAA Flight Standards District Office: North Texas, Texas 


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


CLEAR BLUE MARKETING INC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N712AZ   

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA096
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in Justin, TX
Aircraft: COOK Smith Aviation Repli, registration: N712AZ
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 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 January 31, 2017, about 1458 central standard time, an experimental, amateur-built Cook Smith Aviation Replica SU, N712AZ, sustained substantial damage when it struck trees during a forced landing after a loss of engine power near Justin, Texas. The pilot received minor injuries and the passenger received serious injuries. The airplane was registered to Clear Blue Marketing, Inc., and was operated by the pilot under the provisions of the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operating on a flight plan. The flight departed from the Northwest Regional Airport (52F), Roanoke, Texas, about 1440 on a local flight.

The pilot reported that he departed with 10 gallons of fuel in the left fuel tank and 15 gallons of fuel in the right fuel tank. He had flown for about 15 minutes in straight and level flight when he flew a practice forced landing to a wheat field. He stated that during the recovery from the practice maneuver, the engine experienced a total loss of power in the climb about 500 ft above ground level. He pushed the stick full forward to maintain airspeed and he chose to land straight ahead. The airplane struck trees during the forced landing, which resulted in substantial damage to the wings and fuselage. He stated that the engine started to "sputter" and regain power about the time that the airplane struck the trees.

At 1454, the surface weather observation at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW), Fort Worth, Texas, located 6 nautical miles southwest of the accident site, was: wind 190 at 6 knots; 10 miles visibility; sky condition few clouds at 25,000 ft; temperature 26 degrees C; dew point -4 degrees C; altimeter 29.88 inches of mercury. 



Two people escaped serious injury on Tuesday afternoon after crashing their small plane in southwest Denton County.

Argyle Fire District crews were dispatched to the 7700 block of Mulkey near the Northwest ISD Outdoor Learning Center in Northlake at 3:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a plane crash.

Argyle Fire District and Northlake Police Department arrived on the scene to find a small private plane had crashed with major damage.

State Trooper Lonny Haschel with the Department of Public Safety told NBC 5 that the pilot was not injured, and the passenger sustained minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.

The pilot lost power of the aircraft, glided into some trees, shearing off the wings before coming to a rest on the ground, Haschel said.

Responding agencies included the Argyle Fire District, Justin Fire Department, Northlake Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Justin Police Department, Denton County Sheriffs Office, Denton County Constable Precinct 4 and the FAA.

Source:  http://www.crosstimbersgazette.com








DENTON COUNTY  – A small plane crashed in Denton County Tuesday afternoon in the Northlake area, north of Texas Motor Speedway in the 7700 block of Mulkey Lane.

The plane crashed into trees outside Northwest ISD’s Outdoor Learning Center.

The pilot and passenger are both okay and walking around.

No one on the ground was injured either.  There were no students on site when the plane went down.

It’s unclear what caused the plane to crash.

Source:   http://dfw.cbslocal.com



Authorities say a small plane has crashed in Denton County.

Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration confirms a single-engine aircraft carrying two people went down shortly before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

It happened near the Northwest ISD Outdoor Learning Center in Northlake, located in the 7700 block of Mulkey Lane, according to Denton County Emergency Manager Jody Gonzales.

School district officials say no students were on campus at the time.

State Trooper Lonny Haschel with the Department of Public Safety said the pilot is not injured, but the passenger sustained minor injuries. No other injuries have been reported.

The pilot lost power of the aircraft, glided into some trees, shearing off the wings before coming to a rest on the ground, Haschel said.

FAA investigators are on their way to the crash site and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified.

Story and video:  http://www.nbcdfw.com

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