Monday, December 25, 2017

Cessna 150L, N6627G: Accident occurred December 25, 2017 in Perris, Riverside County, California

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside, California
Continental Motors Group; Mobile, Alabama

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Location: Perris, CA
Accident Number: WPR18LA056
Date & Time: 12/25/2017, 1325 PST
Registration: N6627G
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On December 25, 2017, about 1325 Pacific standard time, a Cessna 150 airplane, N6627G, was substantially damaged when it impacted the ground during a forced landing in Perris, California. The private pilot and his passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated 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 cross-country flight, which departed San Gabriel Valley Airport (EMT), El Monte, California at 1300 and was destined for French Valley Airport, Murrieta, California.

According to the pilot, he departed EMT with about 22 gallons of fuel onboard. The pilot maintained a cruise altitude of 5,500 feet until about halfway through the flight when he experienced a total loss of engine power. He described the power loss as "smooth, but very fast." His subsequent attempts to restart the engine by pumping both the throttle and mixture, and actuating the carburetor heat were unsuccessful. During the descent he declared an emergency on the aircraft emergency frequency of the aircraft radio band, 121.5 mhz. After he selected a landing site, the pilot circled the airplane while he configured the airplane to land. He turned east at a low altitude, flew underneath a set of power lines and landed normally in a soft field. However, once the nose landing gear made contact with the ground, the airplane flipped over and came to rest inverted.

A postccident examination of the airplane by the Federal Aviation Administration revealed substantial damage to the engine firewall, engine mounts, and empennage.

The wreckage has been retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N6627G
Model/Series: 150L M
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: RIV, 1536 ft msl
Observation Time: 1358 PST
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / -17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots, 160°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.07 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: EL MONTE, CA (EMT)
Destination: Murrieta, CA (F70)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 33.789167, -117.369167

A small airplane crash landed southeast of Corona near Interstate 15 Monday, but its two occupants were uninjured.

The crash was reported at about 1:30 p.m. approximately three miles southeast of Lake Mathews and about nine miles southwest of March Air Reserve Base, according to the California Highway Patrol.

According to a CHP incident report, a Riverside County Sheriff's deputy found the aircraft upside down and both the pilot and the passenger were outside the plane unharmed.

A tweet by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Media Information Bureau said the cause of the crash was unknown.

Details on the type of airplane involved were not immediately available.

Original article can be found here ➤

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