Thursday, March 8, 2018

Cessna 150M, N66786: Accident occurred March 07, 2018 near Alfred C. 'Bubba' Thomas Airport (T69), Sinton, San Patricio County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; FAA San Antonio FSDO; Houston, Texas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: SINTON, TX
Accident Number: CEN18LA177
Date & Time: 03/07/2018, 1230 CDT
Registration: N66786
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On March 7, 2018, about 1230 central daylight time, a Cessna 150M airplane, N66786, experienced a partial loss of engine power after takeoff and impacted terrain during a forced landing to a field near the Alfred C 'Bubba' Thomas Airport (T69), Sinton, Texas. The pilot and one passenger were not injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mounts. The airplane was owned and operated by the pilot under the provisions of the Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, which was not operated on a flight plan. The flight departed T69 about 1130 on a local flight.

At 1151, the surface weather observation at the Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP), located 16 miles south of T69, was wind 050° at 11 knots; visibility 10 miles; scattered clouds 12,000 ft, scattered clouds 16,000 ft, scattered clouds 20,000 ft; temperature 17° C; dew point 2° C; and altimeter 30.37 inches of mercury. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N66786
Model/Series: 150M
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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: CRP, 46 ft msl
Observation Time: 1151 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 12000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots, 50°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.37 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Sinton, TX (T69)
Destination: Sinton, TX (T69) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  28.038611, -97.542500

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