Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Cessna 172H Skyhawk, N2809L: Accident occurred November 03, 2018 at Merrill Field (PAMR), Anchorage, Alaska

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wasilla, Alaska

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


Location: Anchorage, AK
Accident Number: ANC19LA006
Date & Time: 11/03/2018, 0940 AKD
Registration: N2809L
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 3, 2018, about 0940 Alaska daylight time, a Cessna 172 airplane, N2809L, sustained substantial damage during an emergency landing on runway 25 at Merrill Field (PAMR), Anchorage, Alaska. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 visual flight when the accident occurred. The private pilot was uninjured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed for the local area flight. The flight departed PAMR about 0935.

According to the pilot, on a previous flight, about 0900 the same day, when around 400 ft above ground level (AGL) during climbout, the engine began losing power and ran extremely rough. While in the traffic pattern, the engine was only able to produce about 1200 rpm. The pilot stated that he was able to return for an uneventful landing on runway 25.

Following the event, the pilot sumped both fuel tanks and gascolator and found no contaminants. He then completed a run-up with no anomalies noted and taxied for departure with the carburetor heat on. Upon reaching the run-up area, the pilot completed another run-up. With no anomalies occurring on either run-up, the pilot elected to depart for a flight around the traffic pattern.

Just after departure from runway 25, and around 300 ft AGL, the engine again began losing power and ran extremely rough. An emergency was declared and the pilot was able to return for landing. During landing, the left wing impacted the runway, resulting in substantial damage.

A detailed examination is pending. The airplane was equipped with a Continental Motors O-300 series engine. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N2809L
Model/Series: 172 H
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: PAMR, 138 ft msl
Observation Time: 0853 AKD
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -4°C / -11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 10°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 9500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.49 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Anchorage, AK (MRI)
Destination: Anchorage, AK (MRI) 

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: 61.215833, -149.841944

1 comment:

Tom said...

Curious where this city of Denali is. Maybe the accident was in Healy, which is located in Denali Borough. Or maybe the accident was located somewhere on the mountain itself.