Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Funk B85C Bee, N81173: Accident occurred April 05, 2017 at Cedar City Regional Airport (KCDC), Iron County, Utah



Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah  

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


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


Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 


http://registry.faa.gov/N81173 

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA217
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 05, 2017 in Cedar City, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/20/2017
Aircraft: FUNK B85C, registration: N81173
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 takeoff roll, the airplane started to veer left. As he recovered, the airplane “violently” turned to the right and exited the runway. He reduced the engine power, and the airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left-wing lift strut and empennage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions 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 of the airplane during the takeoff roll.

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during the takeoff roll the airplane started to veer left. As he recovered, the airplane "violently" turned to the right and exited the runway. He reduced the engine power and the airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left-wing lift strut and empennage.

The pilot reported that there were no pre-accident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
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CEDAR CITY – Emergency crews responded to a small plane crash at the Cedar City Regional Airport Wednesday afternoon.

The pilot was the only person on board the Funk B-85 when it flipped over on the airport runway at about 2 p.m. The Salt Lake Tribune, who spoke with a spokesperson from the Federal Aviation Administration, reported the plane was departing at the time of the crash.

No personal injuries were reported by the pilot who refused medical treatment on scene, Cedar City Fire Chief Mike Phillips said. The plane was heavily damaged.

It is unknown what caused the crash but the FAA is investigating, Phillips said.

Cedar City Police Department and Gold Cross Ambulance along with Cedar City Fire Department all responded to the scene. However, police and medical personnel left shortly afterwards. Fire crews however, remained on scene until the plane was tipped back over to ensure there was no fire and no fuel leaked out of the plane, Phillips said.

Original article can be found here:   http://www.stgeorgeutah.com

CEDAR CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) Emergency crews are responding to a small plane crash at the Cedar City Regional Airport Wednesday afternoon. 

The airport is located at 2277 Kitty Hawk Dr. and the crash happened just before 2 p.m. 

Cedar City police and fire crews are on scene. 

The single-engine plane reportedly had issues during take off and somehow ended up on its top. 

The pilot was the only one on the plane at the time of the crash. He sustained minor injuries and was treated by paramedics. 


Story and video:  http://www.good4utah.com 


A small plane lost control and flipped over while on a departing runway at the Cedar City Regional Airport on Wednesday afternoon.

One person was on board the Funk B-85 when it crashed at 2:30 p.m., according to local authorities.

They said the plane was substantially damaged, but they said they could not release any information about possible injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash, said FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer.

Source:  http://www.sltrib.com

Emergency officials responded to a minor plane crash at the Cedar City Airport Wednesday.

A private plane flipped over while on a departing runway at approximately 1:30 p.m., according to Cedar City Fire Chief Mike Phillips.

The pilot, who was the only person on board the plane at the time of the crash, was not seriously injured. The plane was heavily damaged.

Cedar City Police, Cedar City Fire and Gold Cross Ambulance Service responded to the scene as a precaution. No additional injuries were reported.

Phillips said the cause of the crash is currently under investigation at this time.

Source:  http://www.thespectrum.com

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