Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Cessna 170A, N9972A, registered to and operated by a private individual: Accident occurred January 06, 2018 at Ponca City Regional Airport (KPNC), Kay County, Oklahoma

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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


Location: Ponca City, OK
Accident Number: CEN18LA070
Date & Time: 01/06/2018, 1100 CST
Registration: N9972A
Aircraft: CESSNA 170
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On January 9, 2018, about 1100 central standard time, a Cessna 170A airplane, N9972A, departed the side of the runway at the Ponca City Regional Airport (KPNC), Ponca City, Oklahoma. The pilot and three passengers were not injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight which operated without a flight plan.

According to information collected by the responding Federal Aviation Administration inspector, the airplane was attempting to depart runway 35 at KPNC. During the takeoff, the airplane began to drift, and the pilot attempted to keep the airplane tracking straight. The right landing gear separated from the airplane and the airplane veered off the runway. Substantial damage was sustained to the airplane's wing and fuselage.

The airplane was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N9972A
Model/Series: 170 A
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: KPNC, 1000 ft msl
Observation Time: 1100 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -1°C / -10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots, 100°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.37 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Ponca City, OK (PNC)
Destination: ENID, OK (WDG) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude: 36.731944, -97.099722 (est)

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