Friday, May 17, 2019

Cessna 162 Skycatcher, N5213Z: Accident occurred May 14, 2019 at City of Las Animas - Bent County Airport (7V9), 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/N5213Z

Location: Las Animas, CO
Accident Number: CEN19LA169
Date & Time: 05/14/2019, 1610 MDT
Registration: N5213Z
Aircraft: Cessna E162
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 14, 2019, about 1610 mountain daylight time, a Cessna E162 airplane, N5213Z, nosed over during a landing on a private airstrip near Las Animas, Colorado. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, sustained serious injuries. The airplane wings and empennage were substantially damage during the nose over. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from the private airstrip at an unknown time.

According to initial information given to the Federal Aviation Administration, the airplane rolled over soft, grassy terrain during the landing and nosed over.

At 1753, the recorded weather at the La Junta Municipal Airport, near La Junta, Colorado, was: Wind variable at 3 kts; visibility 10 statute miles; sky condition clear; temperature 30° C; dew point -3° C; altimeter 29.94 inches of mercury.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N5213Z
Model/Series: E162 No Series
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: KLHX, 4215 ft msl
Observation Time: 1753 MDT
Distance from Accident Site: 15 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / -3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Light and Variable / , Variable
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.94 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Las Animas, CO (PVT)
Destination: Las Animas, CO (PVT)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:  38.085278, -103.200833 (est)

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