Saturday, May 27, 2017

Cessna 175 Skylark, N6832D: Accident occurred May 26, 2017 near San Gabriel Valley Airport (KEMT), El Monte, Los Angeles County, California

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration; Lawndale, California
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: 

NTSB Identification: WPR17LA112
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, May 26, 2017 in El Monte, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 175, registration: N6832D
Injuries: 3 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 May 26, 2017, about 2015 Pacific daylight time (PDT), a Cessna 175, N6832D, sustained substantial damage after it veered from the runway and impacted trees at San Gabriel Valley Airport (EMT), El Monte, California. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private party and was being flown by a friend under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The certified flight instructor (CFI), student pilot receiving instruction and passenger sustained minor injuries. The local instructional flight departed El Monte, California, about 1900 PDT. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed.

The CFI reported that they successfully completed multiple touch and go landings prior to the accident. He reported that on the eighth landing, just before touchdown, the airplane drifted to the right of the runway. As the airplane touched down, the CFI directed the student to apply left rudder which had no effect. The CFI applied left rudder, but it did not affect the airplane's track. At that point, the student pilot applied full throttle in an attempt to abort the landing; The airplane momentarily became airborne; however, settled back to the ground and subsequently impacted a drainage channel. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings, fuselage, and firewall.

EL MONTE ( – Three people were injured after a small plane crashed in a wash that runs parallel to the San Gabriel Valley Airport in El Monte Friday night.

The Cessna 175 crashed around 8:30 p.m. in the area Ranger Avenue and Whitney Drive, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The aircraft landed just feet away from some homes. “I was lucky that he didn’t come to my house,” one resident said.

Oil was leaking from the wreckage. “The motor came off of it ...  We put a blanket of foam around the actual plane itself. After that, we secured the plane” said Capt. Art Jimenez of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

A pilot and two passengers aboard the plane suffered minor injuries.

The circumstances of the crash were not immediately confirmed.

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EL MONTE >> Three people suffered apparently minor injuries after a small airplane crash-landed in a wash next to the San Gabriel Valley Airport in El Monte on Friday night, officials said.

The incident was first reported at 8:16 p.m., El Monte police Lt. Ben Lowry said.

A small airplane went down in a wash alongside the Rio Hondo River just west of the airport, Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Ron Haralson said.

Three patients were treated for injuries described as minor, the captain said. There were no initial reports of any fire involved with the incident.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said the aircraft had been described as a Cessna C175, and had “crashed off airport under unknown circumstances.” The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board were investigating.

Federal Aviation Administration records showed the tail number painted on the aircraft belonged to a single-engine Cessna 175, manufactured in 1959, with a valid flight status through November of 2019 and a registered owner based in Montebello.

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A small plane crashed in Temple City near the San Gabriel Valley Airport in El Monte on Friday night, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Authorities were called to the scene near Rio Hondo River and Lower Azusa around 8:22 p.m. after receiving reports of a plane down, the Department said.

There were three people on onboard the plane, identified as a Cessna C175, and none were seriously injured, according to Ian Gregor with the Federal Aviation Administration.

The pilot and two passengers were able to extract themselves from the plane and were transported to a local hospital, police said.

"The victims are all doing okay right now. They're at County USC Medical Center; there were no life threatening injuries and they self-extricated out of the plane," said Art Jimenez with the LAFD. "The Cessna did crash into the wash itself and then actually crash landed into a tree against the wall behind these neighbor's facility."

Over five gallons of fuel leaked onto the ground next to the trees and authorities had to put a blanket of foam around the aircraft to prevent fire, Jimenez added.

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