Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Cessna T207A Turbo Stationair 8, N9825M, Slickrock Air Guides Inc: Accident occurred November 15, 2017 near Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport (KRKS), Wyoming

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

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

Slickrock Air Guides Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N9825M

Location: Rock Springs, WY
Accident Number: CEN18LA032
Date & Time: 11/15/2017, 1515 MST
Registration: N9825M
Aircraft: CESSNA T207A
Injuries: 2 Serious, 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under:  Public Aircraft

On November 15, 2017, at 1515 mountain standard time, a Cessna T207A, experienced a total loss of engine power and impacted terrain during a forced landing about two miles from Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport (RKS), Rock Springs, Wyoming. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The pilot and one passenger received minor injuries, and two passengers received serious injuries. The airplane was registered to Slickrock Air Guides Inc and operated by Redtail Air, Inc under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a public-use aerial survey flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight originated from and was returning to RKS after having completed the aerial survey.

The airplane experienced the loss of engine power while on an approximate 3.5-mile base-to-final approach for landing. The left fuel tank contained no useable fuel, and the right tank contained full fuel. The left fuel gauge indication showed about 1/3 fuel remaining. The pilot selected the right fuel tank after the power loss but was unable to restart the engine. The pilot performed the landing on flat brush-covered terrain. The airplane came to rest on the edge of an asphalt road, which did not have any aerial obstructions. The airplane flaps were in the extended position. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N9825M
Model/Series: T207A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Redtail Air, Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: RKS, 6765 ft msl
Observation Time: 1454 MST  
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C / -10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 8500 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots, 210°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 11000 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Departure Point: Rock Springs, WY (RKS)
Destination: Rock Springs, WY (RKS)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 Serious, 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious, 2 Minor
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Rock Springs Sweetwater County Airport Manager Devon Brubaker has released the following statement on the plane crash which occurred today.

Operations are running normally after a small aircraft crashed while approaching Rock Springs Sweetwater County Airport ( RKS ) at approximately 3 :00 PM on November 15, 2017 . 

The Cessna T207A Turbo Stationair 8 was resting alongside HWY 370 approximately 2 miles from the airfield when airport’s Aircraft Rescue Firefighters arrived on scene. There were four passengers including the pilot onboard at the time of the accident. Three passengers were transported t o Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.

The airport remained open throughout the response and no operations were affected. Several mutual aid response agencies respond to assist the airport ’ s aircraft rescue fire department including City of Rock Spring Fire Department, Sweetwater County Fire District #1, City of Rock Springs Police Department, Wyoming Highway Patrol, Sweetwater County Sheriff, Bureau of Land Management, and WYDOT,

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Original article can be found here ➤ https://wyo4news.com




ROCK SPRINGS — Operations are running normally after a small aircraft crashed while approaching Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport (RKS) at approximately 3:00 PM on November 15, 2017.

The Cessna T207A Turbo Stationair 8 was resting alongside HWY 370 approximately 2 miles from the airfield when airport’s Aircraft Rescue Firefighters arrived on scene. There were four passengers including the pilot onboard at the time of the accident. Three passengers were transported to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.

The airport remained open throughout the response and no operations were affected. Several mutual aid response agencies respond to assist the airport’s aircraft rescue fire department including City of Rock Spring Fire Department, Sweetwater County Fire District #1, City of Rock Springs Police Department, Wyoming Highway Patrol, Sweetwater County Sheriff, Bureau of Land Management, and WYDOT,

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration. 

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

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