Thursday, June 28, 2018

Columbia LC41-550FG, N1266C: Accident occurred June 27, 2018 near Lake Chelan Airport (S10), Chelan County, Washington

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Chelan, WA
Accident Number: GAA18CA384
Date & Time: 06/27/2018, 1045 PDT
Registration: N1266C
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that he made a steep approach and touched down two-thirds the length of the runway beyond the approach end, and faster than expected. Subsequently, he applied full brakes but overran the end of runway. The airplane traversed over a road and briefly became airborne. The airplane touchdown hard and came to rest upright on a field with heavy vegetation.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 61, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/16/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/18/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 814 hours (Total, all aircraft), 142 hours (Total, this make and model), 33 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N1266C
Model/Series: LC41 550FG
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2006
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: 41615
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/20/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3600 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: TSIO-550 C
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 310 hp
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: KEAT, 1229 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 30 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1655 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 200°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 320°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Everett, WA (PAE)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR/IFR
Destination: Chelan, WA (S10)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1000 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Lake Chelan (S10)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1263 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 02
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3503 ft / 60 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

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: 47.866111, -119.942778 (est)

CHELAN - A plane crashed at the Chelan Municipal Airport Wednesday morning.

Emergency Management officials say the plane was landing when it went off the runway, jumped the road and landed in the adjacent field.

Firefighters who responded say the plane had significant damage to the landing gear and wings.

The pilot was unhurt and able to exit the aircraft on his own.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been notified.

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