Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow II, N33807, registered to McClelland Aviation Inc and operated by the CFI: Accident occurred March 06, 2018 near Paso Robles Municipal Airport (KPRB), San Luis Obispo County, California

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

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

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Accident Preliminary Report

Location: Paso Robles, CA
Accident Number: WPR18LA101
Date & Time: 03/06/2018, 2230 PST
Registration: N33807
Aircraft: PIPER PA 28R-200
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On March 6, 2018 about 2230 Pacific standard time, a Piper PA-28R-200, N33807, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain following an emergency landing near Paso Robles Airport (PRB), Paso Robles, California. The certified flight instructor (CFI) and the private pilot were not injured; the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to McClelland Aviation Inc. and operated by the CFI under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and no flight plan was filed. The cross-country flight originated from Reid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County (RHV), San Jose, California at 1900.

The CFI reported that after they executed a touch and go at PRB, and during the initial climb, they heard a "loud tick" noise and the Low Vacuum annunciator light illuminated. The CFI retracted the landing gear and instructed the pilot to retract flaps. At 350-400 ft above ground level, the airplane lost engine power and the CFI executed an emergency landing to a nearby field.

In a postcrash interview with the National Transportation Safety Board Investigator-in-Charge, the CFI stated that there was 48 gallons of fuel and 6 quarts of oil on board prior to takeoff.

The following day, an Federal Aviation Administration Inspector examined the wreckage and noted that the oil dipstick cap was loose, and that the engine contained about 1 quart of oil. The wreckage was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: PIPER
Registration: N33807
Model/Series: PA 28R-200 200
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
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UPDATE (12 a.m.) - The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services has released new details on the crash-landing.

Battalion Chief Paul Patti reports a student pilot and his flight instructor experienced engine failure before reaching full altitude. The cause of the failure was not known.

The instructor took over the controls and tried to return to the airport. The aircraft was gliding with no engine power as the pilot maneuvered the plane away from homes, power lines and traffic before falling short of the airport, Patti said.

The fire department affirms the student and pilot were not injured. The plane has moderate damage. It did not leak oil or fuel into the field.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were contacted. CAL FIRE, Paso Robles police and the airport manager assisted.

ORIGINAL STORY - A small plane crash-landed in a man's yard in Paso Robles Tuesday night. 

KSBY viewer Jim Norman took a Facebook Live video when he heard the crash landing around 8:30 p.m. in his yard, which is on the 3300 block of Dry Creek Road. 

"They're gonna light him up now, so I'll turn off my lights," he said, referring to a helicopter shining a spotlight on the plane, which had crash-landed in a field minutes earlier. "That's an airplane."

Norman estimates the single-engine Piper Arrow landed about 150 yards away south of the runway and Dry Creek Road.

"Nobody landed on my house, so, that's a bonus for me!" Norman said. "Everybody's all good."

Norman told KSBY the plane landed safely without power in the field, wheels up, and no injuries.

Two people were reportedly in the plane at the time of the crash.

According to FlightAware, the plane is registered to McClelland Aviation in San Jose and made a successful flight from Salinas to San Jose early in the evening.

Original article can be found here ➤

PASO ROBLES – Earlier this Tuesday evening at approximate 8:30 p.m. the Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services responded to an Aircraft incident near the Paso Robles Airport. Arriving responders found an upright plane in a field just south of Dry Creek Road.

The plane, a single-engine Piper aircraft took off from the Paso Robles Airport with two passengers who had just had a brief layover from the Bay Area. A student pilot and his instructor experience engine failure before they reached full altitude.

The instructor immediately took over the plane’s controls and attempted to return and land safely at the airport. The instructor was able to maneuver and glide the plane away from homes, power line and traffic lines. He failed short in his attempt to reach the airport and landed in the field.

Battalion Chief Paul Patti reports that neither person on the plane sustained injuries. The plane sustained moderate damage without the release of any contaminants into the environment. The cause of the engine failure is unknown at this time.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) were contacted from the scene. Resources were provided by CAL Fire, the Paso Robles Police Department and the Paso Robles Airport Manager.

Original article can be found here ➤ 

PASO ROBLES, Calif. - A single-engine Piper aircraft that took off from the Paso Robles Airport made an emergency landing Tuesday night around 8:30 shortly after takeoff. When emergency responders arrived they found the aircraft upright in a field just south of Dry Creek Road.

Officials with the City of Paso Robles said, aboard the plane was an instructor and student pilot.  The plane had been on a brief layover from the Bay Area before taking off in Paso.  The plane suffered engine failure before it reached full altitude. The pilot was able to maneuver the aircraft away from homes, power lines and traffic before gliding into a field near the airport.

CAL FIRE, the Paso Police Department, and the Paso Robles Airport Manager assisted in the incident.

There were no injuries reported.

Original article can be found here ➤

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