Sunday, March 17, 2019

Cessna 150H, registered to a private individual and was operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 as a visual flight rules instructional flight, N7095S: Accident occurred March 16, 2019 at Talkeetna Airport (PATK), 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; Anchorage, Alaska

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N7095S

Location: Talkeetna, AK
Accident Number: ANC19LA015
Date & Time: 03/16/2019, 1650 AKD
Registration: N7095S
Aircraft: Cessna 150
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On March 16, 2019, about 1650 Alaska daylight time, a Cessna 150 airplane, N7095S, sustained substantial damage during an off-airport, emergency landing, shortly after takeoff from Runway 1 at the Talkeetna Airport (TKA), Talkeetna, Alaska. The certificated flight instructor and one student sustained no injuries. The airplane was registered to a private individual and was operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 as a visual flight rules instructional flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from TKA, about 1645.

During a telephone conversation with a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator on March 16, the flight instructor reported that the purpose of the flight was to provide an introductory flight lesson to a prospective new student. She added that she was in the right seat, and the student was in the left seat at the time of the accident.

The flight instructor said that during the first takeoff run, condensation formed on the airplane's windscreen, so she aborted the takeoff and taxied back to the end of Runway 1 for a second attempt, using all 3,500 feet of available runway. She said that during the second takeoff attempt, just after becoming airborne, the nose of the airplane pitched up unexpectedly, so she pushed the control yoke full forward to lower the nose, but with no response. She said that she then asked the student for assistance in holding the yoke forward while she attempted to apply nose down elevator trim.

The flight instructor then observed the approaching tree line ahead, and unable to correct the nose high attitude of the airplane, she reduced the engine power to idle and selected an area of tree covered terrain as an emergency landing site. The airplane subsequently settled into the trees and came to rest near a road. The occupants were able to egress without further incident.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, both wings, and the empennage. The airplane was removed from the accident site and transported to a secure location for further examination.

The closest weather reporting facility was the Talkeetna Airport. At 1653, the METAR was reporting, in part: wind calm; visibility 10 statute miles, overcast clouds at 10,000 ft; temperature 32°F; dew point 23°F; altimeter 29.28 inches of mercury.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N7095S
Model/Series: 150 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: PATK, 356 ft msl
Observation Time: 1653 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 0°C / -5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 10000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.28 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Talkeetna, AK (TKA)
Destination: Talkeetna, AK (TKA) 

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: 62.333056, -150.078611 (est)

TALKEETNA, Alaska (KTUU) - Two people are safe after surviving a plane crash in Talkeetna.

It happened on Saturday at around 4:13 p.m. near Beaver Road in Talkeetna.

Talkeetna Air Traffic Control reported a 1967 Cessna 150H went down after taking off from the Talkeetna Airport.

The pilot reported the plane experienced mechanical failure and went down shortly after take-off. Once the plane hit the ground, it slid to a stop against a group of trees, according to the trooper dispatch.

The two people on board the Cessna 150H reported no injuries and declined medical attention. 

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

Two people walked away uninjured from a plane crash involving 1967 Cessna 150H near Beaver Road in Talkeetna.

According to Alaska State Troopers, the agency responded to the area around 4:13 p.m. after Talkeetna Air Traffic Control reported the plane went down after taking off from the Talkeetna airport.

"The pilot reported the plane experienced mechanical failure and went down shortly after take-off, after hitting the ground the plane slid to a stop against a group of trees," an online dispatch states.

Emergency medical personnel responded, but both occupants refused care. 

The FAA was notified and took control of the scene, troopers stated.

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

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