Friday, May 03, 2019

Cessna 170B, privately owned and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight, N4567C: Accident occurred April 21, 2019 at Dry Creek Airpark (OG21), Prineville, Crook County, Oregon

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Hillsboro, Oregon

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Prineville, OR
Accident Number: WPR19LA130
Date & Time: 04/21/2019, 1845 PDT
Registration: N4567C
Aircraft: Cessna 170
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On April 21, 2019, about 1845 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 170B, N4567C, departed the runway surface during takeoff from the Dry Creek Airpark (OG21), Prineville, Oregon. The private pilot and passenger were not injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings. The airplane was privately owned and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The flight was destined for Sisters Eagle Air Airport (6K5), Sisters, Oregon.

The pilot reported that after a normal preflight, he taxied to the runway and started the takeoff roll. Once the tail lifted off the ground, the airplane pulled toward the left. The pilot added right rudder input, but the airplane continued to pull toward the left. He reduced engine power to idle and attempted to stop the airplane, however, it exited the runway surface and impacted a tree.

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

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N4567C
Model/Series: 170 B
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: S39, 3251 ft msl
Observation Time: 1855 PDT
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C / -2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / 13 knots, 360°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.19 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Prineville, OR (OG21)
Destination: Sisters, OR (6K5)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  44.190278, -120.820556 (est)

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