Friday, September 21, 2018

Cessna TU206G Turbo Stationair, registered to and operated by The United States Department of Agriculture, N756NN: Accident occurred September 20, 2018 in Brenham, Washington County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Brenham, TX
Accident Number: WPR18LA271
Date & Time: 09/20/2018, 1522 CDT
Registration: N756NN
Aircraft: Cessna TU206
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Public Aircraft 

On September 20, 2018, about 1522 central daylight time, a Cessna TU206G, N756NN, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing just short of Brenham Municipal Airport (11R), Brenham, Texas. The airline transport pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by The United States Department of Agriculture as a public aircraft flight. The cross-country aerial observation flight departed San Angelo Regional Airport/Mathis Field (KSJT), San Angelo, Texas, about 1040 with a planned destination of Brenham. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

After completing a series of photographic assignments in the Central and North Texas areas, the pilot determined there would still be enough fuel remaining to return to base in San Angelo. After circumventing rain showers, he began the landing approach to runway 16, and having reached a 5-mile-final, the engine began to lose power. He switched the fuel selector valve to another tank, however the engine did not respond, and a short time later all power was lost. With limited altitude available to troubleshoot, he maneuvered the airplane for a forced landing into a field. The airplane struck a tree and fence during the approach, damaging the left wing. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N756NN
Model/Series: TU206 G
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: US Department of Agriculture
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: K11R, 308 ft msl
Observation Time: 0115 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / 24°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2500 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 100°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.94 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: San Angelo, TX (SJT)
Destination: Brenham, TX (11R)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 30.320000, -96.360000 (est)

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