Friday, June 22, 2018

Cessna 170B, N4427B: Accident occurred June 21, 2018 at Lake Hood Seaplane Base (PALH), Anchorage, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA370
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 21, 2018 in Anchorage, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 170, registration: N4427B

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 a lake bank on landing.

Date: 21-JUN-18
Time: 18:18:00Z
Regis#: N4427B
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 170B
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

A floatplane had a rough landing at Lake Hood Seaplane Base in Anchorage around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, airport police say.

The pilot wasn't hurt, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport police Sgt. Brad Skupnik said.

"She was coming in. The landing was fine, but the plane veered over," Skupnik said. "She ran up onto the bank. It's pretty minor."

The impact damaged both floats and the right wingtip of the Cessna 170B, he said.

The pilot took off from Hewitt Lake, about 5 miles northwest of Skwentna, a federal investigator said.

The plane ended up on the bank of the west water lane of the airport, according to Shawn Williams, the National Transportation Safety Board investigator looking into the cause of the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤

No injuries were reported Thursday morning after a floatplane ran ashore at Anchorage’s Lake Hood Seaplane Base.

Airport Police and Fire Chief Jesse Davis said initial reports that a single-engine floatplane had crashed came in at about 10:30 a.m.

Airport Police and Fire Sgt. Brad Skupnik said the pilot was unhurt in the incident, which occurred during a landing.

“She landed just fine, and then she said the plane veered over to the left (and) ran up on the bank,” Skupnik said.

It wasn’t clear why the plane veered off course, but Skupnik said there was “nothing in the water” on the lake.

Flight operations at Lake Hood were briefly shut down during the response, but Skupnik said the lake was soon reopened to aircraft. Runways at the airstrip were set to reopen once a crane lifted the plane and put it on a truck for transport.

A National Transportation Safety Board investigator was also enroute to the scene, according to NTSB Alaska chief Clint Johnson.

The incident comes a week after a fatal June 13 midair collision over the Susitna River, in which surviving pilot Bruce Markwood was able to land at Lake Hood's airstrip. The other pilot, James Poelman of Wasilla, crashed into the river and died.

Story and video ➤

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A plane crash early Thursday drew response form multiple agencies when the aircraft, a small float plane, "veered violently" upon landing.

According to Sgt. Brad Skupnik with Airport Police and Fire, the pilot and sole occupant was not injured when the plane crashed. The female pilot had been on a roughly 40 minute trip prior to the crash.

"It was coming in for a landing, and landed just fine, but then violently veered off course when it landed and sustained damage," Skupnik said. It is not yet known what made the plane veer into the nearby bank.

The plane, with a tail number of N4427B, sustained damage to both of its floats, but the woman was reportedly able to walk away without injury.

The floats were too damaged to taxi, so it had to be airlifted out of the water by a crane and put on a flatbed truck.

National Transportation Safety Board spokesperson Clint Johnson said that they had investigators present Thursday morning to investigate the finer details of the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤

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