Thursday, November 2, 2017

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N2103T, IASCO Flight Training Inc: Accident occurred November 01, 2017 at Redding Municipal Airport (KRDD), Shasta 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; Sacramento, California

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

IASCO Flight Training Inc:

Location: Redding, CA
Accident Number: WPR18LA039
Date & Time: 11/02/2017, 0930 PST
Registration: N2103T
Aircraft: CESSNA 172R
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

On November 2, 2017, about 0930 Pacific standard time, a Cessna 172R, N2103T, was substantially damaged during an off airport landing after the engine experienced a loss of power shortly after takeoff from Redding Municipal Airport (RDD), Redding, California. IASCO Flight Training operated the airplane as an instructional flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The certified flight instructor and two students were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local area training flight, and no flight plan had been filed.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the flight departed to the southeast. About 3 miles from the airport, the pilot contacted RDD tower personnel and reported an engine failure with sparks coming from the engine. The tower controller cleared the flight to land runway 34. During the approach, the airplane was too high, and the pilot elected to go around. The tower controller then cleared the pilot to land any runway. The pilot made a turn back for runway 16, crossed the runway and landed in a field.

The airplane was recovered for further investigation. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N2103T
Model/Series: 172R R
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:3 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial 
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude:  40.508889, -122.293333 (est)

REDDING, Calif. - Firefighters responded around 9:30 a.m. to an aircraft reported down near the Redding Municipal Airport Thursday morning.

According to officials, the aircraft was from IASCO Flight Training and had three people on board, two students and an instructor. Redding Fire Chief Gerry Gray said no one was injured during the incident. 

The plane crashed into a fence, narrowly missing a parked CAL FIRE plane.

Officials said the plane reported mechanical problems before landing.

IASCO Flight Training released a statement after the crash:

“We at IASCO Flight Training value the safety if our student and instructors.

Today one of our aircraft with a fight instructor and two students on board experienced mechanical problems that led to an off-runway landing.

Their timely actions and adherence to correct procedures prevented ant injuries

IASCO Flight Training always puts safety as it’s top priority.

Our comprehensive training and experience flight instructors are equipped to deal with these types of unfortunate situations.

We are working with authorities to investigate this incident and to maintain our safety standards at all times.”

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A small plane crash Thursday morning didn't injure any of the three people onboard, Redding Fire Chief Gray said. 

Dispatchers reported a possible crash just before 9:30 a.m.

The Cessna 172R Skyhawk plane appeared mostly intact, though it crashed into a fence at the Redding Municipal Airport.

It's unclear so far what led to the crash. 

A flight instructor and two student pilots were on the plane. 

The plane is owned by IASCO Flight Training, according to Federal Aviation Administration records.

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