Sunday, May 28, 2017

Cessna A185E Skywagon 185, N2262T: Accident occurred May 27, 2017 at Fall River Mills Airport (O89), Fall River Mills, Shasta County, California

http://registry.faa.gov/N2262T

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA310
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Fall River Mills, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA A185E, registration: N2262T

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.




FALL RIVER MILLS, Calif. - A California Highway Patrol aircraft was flying from Alturas to Redding on Saturday when it noticed an aircraft that had crash landed at Totten Air Field in Fall River Mills. 

CHP Officer Andrew Lockwood landed his aircraft to assist the pilot and passenger.

The aircraft, a 1968 Cessna 185 Skywagon, had been purchased three days before the crash by the pilot, Jerry Jones, 59. Officials noted that Jones has been a certified pilot for at least two years. Jones was flying with Heather Jay, 39, who has been a pilot since 2009 and a certified flight instructor since 2015. Jones and Jay are both residents of Butte County. 

According to the pair, just after 1 p.m., Jones had successfully landed the aircraft on the runway. However, as the plane began to slow down, a gust of wind from the southeast hit the aircraft on the right side. Jones attempted to counteract the wind, but the aircraft performed a sudden "ground loop" and landed on one side. 

This crash collapsed the left landing gear, left wing and propeller. Both Jones and Jay were able to walk way from the accident without injury. 

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




The California Highway Patrol is used to checking on traffic accidents, but a CHP pilot Saturday took the agency's mission one step further when he landed to assist another pilot who had an accident at the Fall River airport.

Officer Andrew Lockwood was flying a CHP aircraft from Alturas to Redding when he spotted what appeared to be a plane accident about 1:15 p.m. Saturday, according to the Shasta County Sheriff's Office.


Lockwood landed at the Totten Air Field in Fall River Mills to help the pilot and his passenger, then notified deputies who took over the investigation.


Pilot Jerry Jones, 59, said he had bought the 1968 Cessna 185 Skywagon three days ago and has been a certified pilot for two years. He was flying with passenger Heather Jay, 39, who has been a pilot since 2009 and a certified flight instructor for about two years.


Jay said Jones made a "very nice" landing on the runway just after 1 p.m., but as the plane began to slow down a strong gust of wind pushed against the plane's right side.


Jones used his brake and left rudder to try to control the plane, but the wind caused the aircraft to make a ground loop and land on its side, the sheriff's office said.


Jones and Jay were able to walk away uninjured, but the plane's left landing gear, left wing and propeller were damaged.        


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


On Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 1:13 p.m. a California Highway Patrol aircraft was flying from Alturas to Redding. As the CHP aircraft flew over Totten Air Field in Fall River Mills, California, the officer saw what appeared to be an aircraft accident on the airfield. CHP Officer Andrew Lockwood landed his aircraft to assist the pilot and passenger. Officer Lockwood then notified dispatch, at which time the Sheriff’s Office took over the investigation.

The aircraft was a 1968 Cessna 185 Skywagon, which had just been purchased three days prior by the pilot in this incident, a Jerry Jones (age 59). Jones has been a certified pilot for at least two years. Jones’ passenger was Heather Jay (age 39). Jay has also been a pilot since 2009 and a certified flight instructor since 2015. Both Jones and Jay are residents of Butte County.

 Sometime just after 1:00 PM, Jones had successfully landed the aircraft on the runway. Jay had described the landing as “very nice.” However, as the plane began to decelerate, a gust of wind from the southeast hit the aircraft on the right side. Jones attempted to counteract the wind by utilizing both the left rudder and brake, but the aircraft performed a sudden “Ground Loop” and landed on one side. This collapsed the left landing gear, left wing and propeller. Jones and Jay were able to walk away from the accident without injury.

Original article can be found here:   http://eastvalleytimes.com















AIRCRAFT:   1968 Cessna A185E; N2262T; sn 185-1420

ENGINE - M&M, S/N: Continental IO-520-D   sn 572063

PROPELLER – M&M, S/N:   Hartzell PHC-C3YF-1RF/F8468A-6R  sn EE4628B

APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information):

ENGINE:   1823 TT     740 SMOH                 

PROPELLER:    385  TT                                   

AIRFRAME:  1926 TT                                  

 OTHER EQUIPMENT:  PS Engineering PMA 6000-C, Garmin GMX200, Garmin GNS430W, TKM MX170B, King KT76A, S-Tec 55x

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Aircraft ground looped during landing.

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:    Damage includes, but not limited to prop strike, lower cowling, LH forward fuselage/boot cowl, LH gear leg and gear box, LH wing, LH aileron, LH horizontal stabilizer, LH elevator.

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:    Plain Parts; Pleasant Grove, CA 

REMARKS: Sold AS IS/WHERE IS.  Aircraft is disassembled


Read more here:  http://www.avclaims.com/N2262T.htm

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