Sunday, December 3, 2017

Cessna 152 , N714TD, registered to Morcom Aviation Services Inc and operated by Regal Air: Accident occurred December 03, 2017 at Paine Field (KPAE), Everett, Snohomish County, Washington

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Renton, Washington

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Everett, WA
Accident Number: WPR18LA042
Date & Time: 12/03/2017, 1325 PST
Registration: N714TD
Aircraft: CESSNA 152
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On December 3, 2017, about 1325 Pacific standard time, a Cessna 152, N714TD, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing after a loss of engine power near Snohomish County Airport - Paine Field (PAE) Everett, Washington. The certified flight instructor and student pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was registered to Morcom Aviation Services Inc., and operated by Regal Air under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The flight departed PAE about 1240.

According to the flight instructor, after conducting local area work, they returned to the airport to conduct practice touch and go landings. On the first approach, the airplane was high on the glide path and a go-around was initiated. During the go-around, about 150 ft above ground level, the engine sputtered and lost power. The flight instructor stated that they were unable to make the runway, and elected to land in a nearby field. During the landing sequence, the airplane struck a tree and a utility pole.

Postaccident examination of the airplane by the Federal Aviation Administration, revealed substantial damage to the wings. The airplane was recovered to a secure storage facility for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N714TD
Model/Series: 152 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No  
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Does Business As: Regal AIr
Operator Designator Code: 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAE, 607 ft msl
Observation Time: 1342 PST
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point: 6°C / 3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 700 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Light and Variable, Variable
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 1600 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.21 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: EVERETT, WA (PAE)
Destination: EVERETT, WA (PAE)

Wreckage and Impact Information

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

EVERETT, Wash. -- A small plane crashed Sunday afternoon on the south end of Paine Field, according to Paine Field Fire.

A man and woman on board the plane were transported to the hospital for precaution.

The plane is a Cessna 152 that crashed under unknown circumstances in a field off the departure end of a runway about 1:25 p.m. Sunday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration official.

There was substantial damage to the plane and the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, according to the official. 

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EVERETT — Two people walked away after a small plane crashed at Paine Field on Sunday afternoon.

The Cessna had been taking off from the airport shortly before 1:30 p.m., airport director Arif Ghouse said. It wound up near Commando Road, where it struck a tree.

“There was a report of a potential engine issue and it crash-landed in the fields,” Ghouse said.

A student pilot and flight instructor were onboard, he said. They were transported to a local hospital as a precaution. Their ages and gender were not immediately available.

The airport notified the National Transportation Safety Board about the accident.

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Anonymous said...

I got my private pilot's license in that plane. It was my favorite of their 152s. N714TD. R.I.P I'm so happy to hear that they were both uninjured.

Anonymous said...

That plane is seriously busted up. Only be the grace of God did those two escape uninjured.

Anonymous said...

Saw this plane on a flat bed heading down 167 today.