Friday, June 29, 2018

Cessna T210N Turbo Centurion, N6386C, registered to and operated by ALC Aviation Services LLC: Accident occurred June 28, 2018 at Pocahontas Municipal Airport (M70), Randolph County, Arkansas

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location:  Pocahontas, AR
Accident Number: CEN18LA241
Date & Time: 06/28/2018, 1130 CDT
Registration: N6386C
Aircraft: Cessna T210
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 28, 2018, about 1130 central daylight time, a Cessna T210N airplane, N6386C, lost directional control while landing at Pocahontas Municipal Airport (M70), Pocahontas, Arkansas. The pilot was not injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by ALC Aviation Services LLC under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions existed at the time of the landing, which departed without a flight plan from Henry County Airport (PHT), Paris, Tennessee about 1025.

While landing on Runway 36, the pilot stated he was unable to maintain directional control after the left brake "froze up". The airplane subsequently exited the left side of the runway, hit a ditch, and nosed over, damaging the right wing.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N6386C
Model/Series: T210 N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: ALC Aviation Services LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KARG, 273 ft msl
Observation Time: 1156 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 34°C / 25°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / , 230°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Smithfield, NC (JNX)
Destination: Pocahontas, AR (M70)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 36.245556, -90.955278 (est)

No one was injured Thursday morning when a small plane crashed and flipped at an airport in northeast Arkansas, authorities said.

Pocahontas police Chief Cecil Tackett said the male pilot was attempting to land at 11 a.m. at the city's municipal airport when the crash occurred. When the aircraft touched down on the runway, it veered to the left and flipped.

It's possible a mechanical problem with the brakes caused the wreck, the chief said.

A National Transportation Safety Board investigation is ongoing.

The pilot, whose name and age have not been released, refused medical treatment and was seen walking around unharmed after the crash, authorities said.

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