Friday, December 8, 2017

Cessna 170B, N2766D: Accident occurred November 08, 2017 at Dacy Airport (0C0), Harvard, McHenry County, Illinois

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration; DuPage, Illinois
Federal Aviation Administration; Chicago, Illinois
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Harvard, IL
Accident Number: CEN18LA044
Date & Time: 11/08/2017, 1630 CST
Registration: N2766D
Aircraft: CESSNA 170B
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 8, 2017, about 1630 central standard time, a Cessna 170B airplane, N2766D, experienced a flight control failure while landing at Dacy Airport (0C0), Harvard, Illinois. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was not damaged. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The flight departed Poplar Grove Airport (C77), Poplar Grove, Illinois, about 1615 and was en route to 0C0.

According to the pilot, during the landing flare to runway 27 (3,589 ft. by 105 ft., turf), about 6 to 12 inches off of the runway, the flight controls failed and the nose of the airplane dropped. The pilot was able to reach over to the copilot control yoke and completed the landing without further incident. The airplane was not damaged during the landing.

An examination of the airplane revealed that the pin in the universal joint for the pilot-side control tee (flight control yoke) had failed. The part has been retained for further examination and testing by the National Transportation Safety Board Materials Laboratory in Washington, D.C.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N2766D
Model/Series: 170B
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: KBUU, 780 ft msl
Observation Time: 1630 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point: 3°C / -2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots, 230°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.19 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Poplar Grove, IL (C77)
Destination: Harvard, IL (0C0)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  42.402222, -88.632222 (est)

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