Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Columbia LC41-550FG, N2526C, Bodie Aviation Ltd: Accident occurred November 27, 2017 at La Cholla Airpark (57AZ), Oro Valley, Pima County, Arizona

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Bodie Aviation Ltd:

Location: Tucson, AZ

Accident Number: WPR18LA037
Date & Time: 11/27/2017, 1205 MST
Registration: N2526C
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On November 27, 2017, about 1205 mountain standard time, a Columbia LC41 550FG, N2526C, experienced a brake fire after an aborted takeoff at La Cholla Airpark (57AZ), Tucson, Arizona. The pilot and the pilot-rated passenger were not injured; the airplane sustained structural damage to the fuselage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

In a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge, the pilot reported that the engine surged during takeoff roll and he aborted the takeoff. He waited for the engine to run smoothly, then attempted another takeoff, but the engine surged again. He aborted the takeoff a second time and, during the aborted takeoff roll, the brakes caught fire. The fire damaged the brake hydraulic lines and the airplane subsequently rolled off the runway. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: COLUMBIA AIRCRAFT MFG
Registration: N2526C
Model/Series: LC41 550FG 550FG
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Tucson, AZ (57AZ)
Destination: Steamboat Sprin, CO

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 32.448056, -111.001667 (est)

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