Monday, December 4, 2017

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N9730F, registered to a private individual and operated by the pilot: Accident occurred December 02, 2017 at Carroll County Airport (KHZD), Huntingdon, Tennessee

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tennessee

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Huntingdon, TN
Accident Number: ANC18LA013
Date & Time: 12/02/2017, 1330 CST
Registration: N9730F
Aircraft: CESSNA 172R
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On December 2, 2017, about 1330 central standard time, a Cessna 172 airplane, N9730F, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing following a total loss of engine power shortly after takeoff from Carroll County Airport (KHZD), Huntingdon, Tennessee. The airplane was registered to a private individual and operated by the pilot as a visual flight rules flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 when the accident occurred. The private pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

The pilot reported that after completing the preflight inspection and the before takeoff checklist, he departed runway 01 from KHZD. Shortly after takeoff, during the initial climb, about midfield of the departure runway the engine lost all power. Unable to land on the remaining runway, he executed a 90° left turn, and selected a grass field as an off-airport landing site. During the forced landing the nose gear collapsed, and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

The closest weather reporting facility was Carroll County Airport (KHZD), Huntingdon, Tennessee. At 1335, a METAR from KHZD was reporting, in part: wind calm; visibility, 10 statute miles; clouds and sky condition, clear; temperature, 64 °F; dew point 18° F; altimeter, 30.12 inches of mercury.

The airplane was equipped with a Lycoming IO-360 series engine; a detailed engine examination is pending. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N9730F
Model/Series: 172R R
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: KHZD
Observation Time: 1935 UTC
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / -8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  36.089167, -88.463333 (est)

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