Sunday, March 31, 2019

Cessna 172L Skyhawk, registered to and operated by Placerville Aviation under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, N7033Q: Accident occurred March 31, 2019 at Placerville Airport (KPVF), El Dorado County, California

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento, California

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Placerville, CA
Accident Number: WPR19LA102
Date & Time: 03/31/2019, 1630 PDT
Registration: N7033Q
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On March 31, 2019, about 1630 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 172L airplane, N7033Q, collided with terrain follow a loss of engine power during the climb after takeoff from Placerville Airport (PCV), Placerville, California. The private pilot was not injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings. The airplane was registered to and operated by Placerville Aviation under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. The local flight departed Placerville about 1610.

The pilot reported that after turning crosswind following takeoff from runway 23, the engine began to run rough. He checked the throttle position, mixture control, fuel tank selection, and engine oil pressure. He then turned on the carburetor heat and the roughness increased, without an increase in engine rpm. By this time the airplane was about 1,500 to 2,000 ft above ground level (agl), and the pilot decided to return to the airport for landing. The airplane was not able to maintain altitude, and landed about 300 ft short of the approach end of runway 23.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N7033Q
Model/Series: 172 L
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Placerville Aviation
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPVF, 2583 ft msl
Observation Time: 2355 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / -1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 300°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.13 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Placerville, CA
Destination: Placerville, CA (PVF) 

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:  38.728056, -120.745278

PLACERVILLE, California (KOLO)-- A plane crashed Sunday at a Placerville airport, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office reported. 

Deputies responded. The pilot got out of the airplane and was taken to the hospital for precautionary measures, the sheriff’s office said.

The Cessna 172 crashed under unknown circumstances right after takeoff from Placerville, the Federal Aviation Administration reported. There was significant damage to the plane.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation and Safety Board will investigate.

Original article can be found here ➤

El Dorado County, California --  Two people received medical attention Sunday afternoon after a single-engine plane crashed at the Placerville Airport.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said the pilot and an occupant removed themselves from the plane and were taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Original article can be found here ➤

EL DORADO COUNTY — A single-engine plane crashed at the Placerville Airport Sunday, March 31st.

El Dorado County sheriff’s Deputy McElroy reports the pilot was able to safely get out of the plane and was transported to a hospital as a precaution.

It is unknown what led to the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤

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