Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Bellanca 14-19-3 Cruisair Senior, N36KC: Accident occurred August 26, 2017 at Redding Municipal Airport (KRDD), Shasta County, California

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

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms


http://registry.faa.gov/N36KC





National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Accident Factual Report 

Location: Redding, CA
Accident Number: GAA17CA558
Date & Time: 08/26/2017, 2015 PDT
Registration: N36KC
Aircraft: BELLANCA 14 19
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Runway excursion
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

According to the pilot, the airplane's airspeed was fast during the landing, and the airplane veered to the left during the landing roll. The airplane exited the left side of the runway and the nose landing gear collapsed.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the lower fuselage.

The METAR at the accident airport, about the time of the accident, reported that the wind was calm, and skies were clear.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 38, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/09/2014
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/01/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 157 hours (Total, all aircraft), 36 hours (Total, this make and model), 157 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: BELLANCA
Registration: N36KC
Model/Series: 14 19 3A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 4304
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/01/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:  2343.2 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT:  Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-470-F
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 260 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KRDD, 497 ft msl
Observation Time: 0253 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 335°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 36°C / 3°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:  Calm
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting:  29.86 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Redding, CA (KRDD)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Redding, CA (KRDD)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1915 PST
Type of Airspace: Class D 

Airport Information

Airport: REDDING MUNI (RDD)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 504 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 16
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7003 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop 

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:  40.508889, -122.293333 (est)

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