Friday, October 26, 2018

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, N5575U: Accident occurred October 26, 2018 near Centennial Airport (KAPA), Colorado

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

Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Location: Denver, CO

Accident Number: ERA19LA027
Date & Time: 10/26/2018, 0730 MDT
Registration: N5575U
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On October 26, 2018, about 0730 mountain daylight time, a Piper PA-28, N5575U, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power after takeoff from Centennial Airport (APA), Denver, Colorado. The commercial pilot and pilot-rated passenger were not injured. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a visual flight rules flight plan was filed for the flight destined for Salt Lake City, Utah.

The pilot stated after completing the preflight inspection he started the engine on the left fuel tank, then switched to the right fuel tank during taxi to the runup area. He reported a normal engine runup and recalled checking the carburetor heat and magnetos twice before takeoff. He started the takeoff roll on runway 17L and noticed the takeoff roll was a "little longer than normal," but attributed it to the weight of fuel and the passenger. After takeoff he made a right- turn, and estimated the airplane was climbing about 200 ft per minute. After the turn the airplane started to descend. He verified the fuel pump was on and the fuel selector was on the right fuel tank position. He stated he had full throttle and mixture full rich, but heard the engine lose power. The airplane continued to descend and the he performed a forced landing to a field.

A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector examined the airplane and noted there was substantial damage to the fuselage and left wing.

The four-seat, low-wing, fixed-gear equipped airplane was manufactured in 1969. It was powered by a Lycoming O-320-582, 150-horsepower engine.

At 0653, the weather conditions reported at APA included, wind from 120° at 3 knots, visibility 10 statute miles, few clouds at 2,000 ft, temperature 3°C, dew point -3°C, and an altimeter setting of 30.11 inches of mercury.

The wreckage was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N5575U
Model/Series: PA28 140
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KAPA, 5883 ft msl
Observation Time: 0653 MDT
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 3°C / -3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 20000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 120°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Denver, CO (APA)
Destination: Salt Lake City, UT

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: 39.535556, -104.861667 

A small plane made a hard landing in an open field in Lone Tree the morning of Oct. 26. Neither of the two people on board or anyone on the ground were injured, according to South Metro Fire Rescue, which responded to the incident along with Lone Tree police.

The plane left Centennial Airport around 7:33 a.m. and shortly after, went down in a field south of Lincoln Avenue and east of Havana Street, according to City of Lone Tree officials.

According to a Centennial Airport spokesperson, the plane was a Piper PA-28, a single-engine propeller aircraft.

The National Transportation Safety Board was notified and has taken over the investigation, according to Lone Tree officials.

Original article can be found here ➤

LONE TREE, Colo. -- No one was injured after a small plane made a hard landing in a field in Lone Tree on Friday morning, South Metro Fire Rescue said.

The single-engine plane crashed after 7:30 a.m. south of Lincoln Avenue and east of Interstate 25 just after taking off from Centennial Airport.

The plane landed hard in an open field and there was no fire, officials said.

Fire officials said the pilot and a passenger in the plane exited safely without suffering any injuries.

The National Transportation Safety Board will determine the cause of the accident.

Original article can be found here ➤

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