Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, registered to Good Guys Finish First Inc and operated by Kingdom Power and Glory LLC doing business as Peak Aviation, N27LA: Accident occurred November 20, 2018 at Meadow Lake Airport (KFLY), Peyton, El Paso County, 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: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

https://registry.faa.gov/N27LA

Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Accident Number: WPR19LA034
Date & Time: 11/20/2018, 0930 MST
Registration: N27LA
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal


On November 20, 2018, about 0930 mountain standard time, a Cessna 172 airplane, N27LA, was substantially damaged following an aborted takeoff from the Meadow Lake Airport (FLY) Colorado Springs, Colorado. The commercial pilot and passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was registered to Good Guys Finish First Inc., and operated by Kingdom, Power, and Glory LLC, dba Peak Aviation as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS), Colorado Springs, Colorado at 0815.

The pilot reported that after take-off from COS they flew to a different airport and conducted three uneventful touch-and-go landings. He then proceeded to FLY and set-up for a straight in approach to runway 33. The approach was initiated at 60 knots with the flaps fully extended. The pilot reported that the "mixture was set appropriately for the 7,000-foot field elevation," and the carburetor heat was not used. The airplane landed uneventfully; the pilot added full power, raised the flaps, and raised the nose. The airplane departed the runway surface at about 50 knots, however, the airplane did not accelerate; instead it decelerated to about 45 knots. The pilot reported that the airplane then began exhibiting characteristics consistent with a stall, therefore, he lowered the nose and the airplane settled back onto the ground slightly off the left side of the runway surface. The pilot slowed the airplane as rapidly as possible, however, the airplane rolled through a grassy field, a fence, and a ditch before it nosed over and came to rest inverted.

The airplane has been recovered to a secure location for further investigation.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N27LA
Model/Series: 172 M
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Kingdom, Power, and Glory LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Does Business As: Peak Aviation
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: FLY, 6874 ft msl
Observation Time: 0935 MST
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C / -11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 130°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.26 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Colorado Spring, CO (COS)
Destination: Colorado Spring, CO (COS)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 38.940556, -104.568611 (est)



EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - A single-engine plane crashed into a fence outside the Meadow Lake Airport Tuesday morning.

Crews responded to the crash shortly after 9:00 a.m. 

The El Paso County Public Information Officer said the plane did not get enough elevation and crashed into a fence. It was later discovered that the pilot and passenger were practicing a touch-and-go maneuver when they crashed.

The pilot of the plane is described as a 70-year-old man, he was transported to the hospital. A 20-year-old man was also in the plane and was able to drive to the hospital.

Officials say about a dozen or so times a year a crash happens at the airport. 

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.krdo.com



One person was hospitalized after a plane crash Tuesday at the Meadow Lake Airport in east El Paso County, the Sheriff's Office said.

The plane did not lift off high enough from the runway and collided with a fence just after 9 a.m., the Sheriff's Office said.

They are expected to recover from their injuries. The other person in the plane was not hurt.

The Sheriff's Office did not know which person was the pilot.

The plane is a 1975 Cessna 172M fixed wing, four-passenger aircraft registered to Good Guys Finish First Inc., according to Federal Aviation Administration records.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://gazette.com

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