Sunday, November 19, 2017

Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N52492, McClelland Aviation Inc: Accident occurred November 19, 2017 near Reid-Hillview Airport (KRHV), San Jose, Santa Clara County, California

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Jose, California

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

McClelland Aviation Inc:

Location: San Jose, CA
Accident Number: WPR18LA034
Date & Time: 11/19/2017, 1500 PST
Registration: N52492
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P
Injuries: 2 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On November 19, 2017, about 1500 Pacific standard time, a Cessna 172P airplane, N52492, was substantially damaged when it impacted a residence following a partial loss of engine power in San Jose, California. The private pilot received minor injuries and the passengers were seriously injured. The airplane was operated by Squadron 2 as a personal flight, conducted under the provision of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed for the local flight, which had departed Reid Hillview Airport (RHV), San Jose, California shortly before the accident.

According to the pilot, she completed a preflight inspection and taxied to runway 31R for an engine run-up, which did not reveal any anomalies. The takeoff roll was normal and the airplane lifted off the ground at approximately 55 knots. As the airplane reached an indicated altitude of about 50 feet, the pilot observed the vertical speed and rpm decrease simultaneously, while the engine began to run rough. Once the airplane was beyond the airport perimeter, the pilot started a shallow left turn, while simultaneously searching for a landing site as she had difficulty maintaining altitude. She continued the turn until she observed a grass field in front of her as the airplane was descending. Moments before impact she decreased the airplane's pitch attitude, but the airplane continued to descend until it impacted a residence.

A surveillance camera captured a portion of the airplane's initial climb and its subsequent descent. The recording showed the airplane maintain a low altitude and enter a shallow left turn and slight nose high attitude shortly after its departure from the runway. Seconds later, the airplane's bank angle increased in the turn as the airplane descended. In its final movements, the airplane's pitch attitude decreased and the airplane's wings leveled out and then the airplane disappeared behind trees.

A postccident examination of the airplane by the Federal Aviation Administration revealed substantial damage to the wings, empennage and fuselage. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N52492
Model/Series: 172P 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: RHV, 1354 ft msl
Observation Time: 1455 PST
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / 6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:  
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots, 330°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 18000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: SAN JOSE, CA (RHV)
Destination: SAN JOSE, CA (RHV)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious, 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:

Three people were injured Sunday after a small plane crashed into a house near Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose, according to fire officials.

The crash occurred about 3 p.m. at 2156 Evelyn Avenue, which is just across the street from the airport, San Jose fire officials said.

Two men and one woman were transported to a hospital. One person suffered a major injury, and the other two were lesser injuries, fire officials said.

The plane, a single-engine Cessna 172, crashed into the house's garage, but no one in the home was hurt. About 40 gallons of fuel spilled from the plane, and hazmat personnel were on the scene to clean up, fire Capt. Mike Van Elgort said.

The home's occupants were temporarily evacuated until the fuel was cleaned up, Van Elgort said.

The fixed-wing plane is registered to McClelland Aviation Inc. of San Jose, according to Federal Aviation Administration records.

The crash is being investigated by officials with the National Transportation Safety Board and FAA.

Original article can be found here ➤

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTVU) - San Jose Police are at the scene of a plane crash.

Police say the aircraft crashed into a home at Evelyn Avenue and Karl Street in San Jose just after 3 p.m.

Original article can be found here ➤

SAN JOSE — Two people were injured when a plane crashed into a garage in South San Jose Sunday afternoon, according to authorities. 

One person is listed as having major injuries and another with minor injuries. 

There was no word on the condition of a third person on the plane. 

Authorities are reporting that all three were onboard the plane.

A Cessna 172 crashed reported into a converted two-car garage in the 2100 block of Evelyn Avenue, not far from Reid-Hillview Airport.

One eyewitness, who declined to be named, said he saw the plane take off, struggle and then turn around heading back to the airport before it crashed.

Four ambulances are headed to the scene.

Original article can be found here ➤ 

A plane crashed this afternoon into a structure near Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman and fire officials said.

The crash of a Cessna 172 was reported at 3:01 p.m. in the 2100 block Evelyn Avenue about 300 yards northwest of the airport, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor and San Jose fire Capt. Mike Van Elgort said.

Two men and one woman were in the Cessna and all were taken to a hospital.

The plane crashed into the structure's garage. Van Elgort said no one inside the structure was injured.

As of 3:51 p.m. firefighters had the situation under control.

Original article can be found here ➤


Anonymous said...

The classic "Impossible Turn".

Anonymous said...

Video of the incident: