Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cessna TU206G, N166Z, USDA Forest Service Fire & Aviation: Accident occurred July 16, 2017 at Albuquerque International Sunport (KABQ), Bernalillo County, New Mexico

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA414 
14 CFR Public Aircraft
Accident occurred Sunday, July 16, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/22/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA TU206, registration: N166Z
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 reported that, during the touchdown, a wind gust caused the airplane to float back into the air. Subsequently, the airplane porpoised, and he initiated a go-around. The second landing was uneventful; however, before the airplane exited onto the taxiway, the front wheel seized.

A postaccident examination revealed that the front tire rim was damaged and that the tire was flat.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The automated weather observation system on the accident airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 120° at 11 knots. The pilot landed on runway 12.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s improper landing flare in gusting wind conditions, which resulted in a porpoised landing.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

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

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

USDA Forest Service Fire & Aviation: http://registry.faa.gov/N166Z


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA414
14 CFR Public Aircraft
Accident occurred Sunday, July 16, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA TU206, registration: N166Z
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 reported that, during the landing touchdown, a gust of wind caused the airplane to float back into the air. Subsequently, the airplane porpoised, and he initiated a go-around. The second landing was uneventful, however, before the airplane exited onto the taxiway the front wheel seized.

A post-accident examination revealed that, the front tire rim was damaged and the tire was flat.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The automated weather observation system on the accident airport reported, about the time of the accident, the wind from 120° at 11 knots. The pilot landed on runway 12.

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