Sunday, July 29, 2018

Cessna 177 Cardinal, N3477T: Accident occurred July 28, 2018 at Gillespie Field Airport (KSEE), El Cajon, San Diego 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 Diego, California

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: San Diego/El Cajon, CA
Accident Number: WPR18LA205
Date & Time: 07/28/2018, 1000 PDT
Registration: N3477T
Aircraft: Cessna 177
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 28, 2018, about 1000 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 177 airplane, N3477T, experienced a loss of engine power during takeoff at the Gillespie Field Airport (SEE), San Diego/El Cajon, California. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the cross country flight. The flight was originating at the time and destined for Catalina Airport (AVX) Avalon, California.

According to the pilot, shortly after takeoff, the engine experienced a loss of power and the airplane settled back towards the runway. Subsequently, the left wing struck the runway and sustained substantial damage during the forced landing.

The airplane was recovered to a secure storage facility for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N3477T
Model/Series: 177 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
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: SEE, 387 ft msl
Observation Time:  1747 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 200°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 9 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.95 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: San Diego/El Cajon, CA (SEE)
Destination:  Avalon, CA (AVX)

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:  32.826111, -116.972500 (est)

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) — Two people were injured after an aircraft crashed at Gillespie Field Saturday.

The hard landing was reported just before 11 a.m. Heartland Fire Department confirmed at least two people were injured in the crash.

The extent of damage to the aircraft was not immediately clear.

Airfield officials have yet to release what led to the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤

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