Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Cub Crafters CCK-1865, registered to Blue Oak LLC and operated by the pilot, N14CK: Accident occurred August 20, 2018 in Deadwood, Placer 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; Fresno, California

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N14CK

Location: Deadwood, CA
Accident Number: WPR18LA233
Date & Time: 08/20/2018, 1630 PDT
Registration: N14CK
Aircraft: Blue Oak LLC. CCK-1865
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On August 20, 2018, about 1630 Pacific daylight time, a Blue Oak LLC. CCK-1865 airplane, N14CK, impacted trees during an off airport forced landing near Deadwood, California. The private pilot was not injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the left and right wings. The airplane was registered to Blue Oak LLC 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 local flight, which originated from Columbia Airport, Columbia, California, about 1600.

The pilot reported that during the uneventful flight, he was about 500 ft above ground level over mountain ridge tops when the engine lost partial power. The pilot said that he was able to maintain level flight and maneuver toward more favorable terrain before the engine lost total power. Subsequently, the pilot initiated a forced landing in a small clearing within heavily wooded mountainous terrain. During the landing roll, the airplane struck a tree and came to rest upright.

The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Blue Oak LLC
Registration: N14CK
Model/Series: CCK-1865
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: KO22, 2120 ft msl
Observation Time: 2335 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 18 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 35°C / 1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 230°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Columbia, CA (O22)
Destination:  Columbia, CA (O22) 

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:  38.010278, -120.031111 (est)

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