Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Cessna 152, N93316, registered to and operated by the pilot: Fatal accident occurred January 29, 2018 near the Military Ocean Terminal Concord facility, on Navy Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) property, Concord, Contra Costa County, California

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oakland, California

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

http://registry.faa.gov/N93316

Location: Concord, CA
Accident Number: WPR18FA075
Date & Time: 01/29/2018, 0945 PST
Registration: N93316
Aircraft: CESSNA 152
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On January 29, 2018, about 0945 Pacific standard time, a Cessna 152, N93316, impacted terrain near the Military Ocean Terminal Concord facility, on the Navy Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) property, Concord, California. The Airline Transport pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight and no flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from the Buchanan Field Airport (CCR) Concord, California, about 0937.

Examination of the accident site by the National Transportation Safety Board, investigator-in-charge, revealed that all the major components of the airplane were contained within the main wreckage. The debris trail was about 200 ft long. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings and fuselage.

The 0953 recorded weather observation at CCR, located about 5 miles west of the accident site, showed calm winds, visibility 5 miles and mist, clear skies, temperature 11° C, dew point 9° C, and an altimeter setting of 30.29 inches of mercury.

The airplane was recovered to a secure facility for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N93316
Model/Series: 152 NO SERIES
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: CCR, 25 ft msl
Observation Time: 0953 PST
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C / 9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  5 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.29 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: CONCORD, CA (CCR)
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:  38.001111, -121.988611 (est)

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov


Christopher Rampoldt

Christopher Rampoldt

Christopher Rampoldt


CONCORD, Calif. - A plane crashed Monday in Concord, killing the single pilot flying the Cessna 152, officials said.

The plane had taken off from the airport about a hour before the fatal crash on federal land near Buchanan Field Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. 

On Tuesday, the Contra Costa County Coroner identified the pilot as Christopher Rampoldt, 69, of Martinez.
  
It remains unclear what happened between the 10:30 a.m. take-off and the 11:30 a.m. crash.

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Marshal Robert Marshall said federal firefighters at the military base responded to the crash.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the plane crash, said FAA spokesman Ian Gregor.

Story, video and photo gallery ➤ http://www.ktvu.com








CONCORD, Calif. - The plane that crashed on federal land near Buchanan Field Airport in Concord Monday morning had taken off from the airport about a hour before the fatal crash, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. 

It remains unclear what happened between the 10:30 a.m. take off and the 11:30 a.m. crash.

The pilot of the single-engine Cessna 152 crashed the plane on federally owned land at Military Ocean Terminal Concord.

The pilot was the only person on board and was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. The name of the pilot was not released, but the aircraft is registered to a Martinez man.

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Marshal Robert Marshall said federal firefighters at the military base responded to the crash.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the plane crash, said FAA spokesman Ian Gregor.

Story, video and photo gallery ➤ http://www.ktvu.com



CONCORD (CBS SF) — The pilot of a small plane was killed Monday when it crashed at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station Monday morning.

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Marshal Robert Marshall said federal firefighters at the military base called the county coroner’s office about a fatality related to the crash. No other information about the victim was immediately available.

The district said the crash was located on federal property at the Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO). 

Ian Gregor, spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said a single-engine Cessna 152 with one person aboard departed from nearby Buchanan Field in Concord and crashed under unknown circumstances. Gregor initially said two people were on board but later clarified that only one person was on the plane.

No other information about the victim was immediately available.

Gregor said the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board would investigate.

Story and video ➤ http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Spun in!

Charlie said...

Don’t think so. The fuselage lis under intact telephone wires (5th photo down). Also there are lines radiating from the engine area to the bottom left, which might be skid marks; indicating horizontal direction.