Thursday, April 13, 2017

Cessna 152, N95551: Accident occurred April 12, 2017 at La Porte Municipal Airport (T41), Harris County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas 

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA153
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in La Porte, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N95551
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 April 12, 2017, about 1215 central daylight time, a Cessna 152 airplane, N95551, was substantially damaged when it nosed over following a forced landing at the La Porte Municipal Airport (T41), La Porte, Texas. The commercial pilot was not injured. The flight test flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 without a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The local flight departed about 1150. 

According to the Federal Aviation Administration inspector who took the notification, during a low approach to runway 23, the engine lost power. The airplane landed on the remaining runway, however, the pilot was unable to stop the airplane and the airplane overran the runway. The airplane encountered soft ground and the nose wheel dug into the ground. The airplane nosed over resulting in substantial damage to the empennage and firewall.

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