Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, N7085R, DuBois Aviation: Accident occurred January 13, 2018 in Corona, Riverside County, California.

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside, California

DuBois Aviation Inc:

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA102
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Corona, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA 28-140, registration: N7085R

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft struck power lines and crashed in a field.

Date: 13-JAN-18
Time: 20:09:00Z
Regis#: N7085R
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 140
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Operation: 91

A single-engine plane that went down just north of Lake Elsinore after striking a power line was in the middle of a simulated engine-out procedure when the accident happened, a Federal Aviation Administration official confirmed.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee was maneuvering at low altitude about noon Saturday in the area of Colt Drive and Bosley Lane when the aircraft clipped the transmission line.

“The pilot was practicing a simulated engine failure,” Gregor said.

According to Federal Aviation Administration records, the plane is registered with Chino-based flight school Dubois Aviation.

An instructor and student, neither of whom was identified, were on board, but it was unclear which of the two was at the controls. Both suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene by paramedics, but declined to be taken to a hospital.

There was also no word why the plane was allowed to drop to such a low altitude during an exercise.

After the Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee hit the line, it nosed down into the ground.

“There was damage to the fuselage, propeller and nose gear,” Gregor said.

Southern California Edison crews had to repair a power pole and electrical lines at the crash site just west of the 15 Freeway, along a hillside in the Alberhill community, adjacent to the Cleveland National Forest.

The National Transportation Safety Board is expected to release a preliminary accident report at the end of this week or early next week.

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