Thursday, June 6, 2019

Loss of Control in Flight: Cessna 170, N2601D: Accident occurred June 05, 2019 in Dillingham, Alaska

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

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


Investigation Docket  - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

https://registry.faa.gov/N2601D 
 

Location: Dillingham, AK
Accident Number: GAA19CA316
Date & Time: 06/05/2019, 1420 AKD
Registration: N2601D
Aircraft: Cessna 170
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot in the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during landing on a remote unimproved airstrip, he overshot his touch down point about 150ft. During the landing roll the airplane veered to the right side of the runway and he decided to go-around. During the takeoff climb, he "pulled up when I saw that I was not going to clear trees," and the airplane aerodynamically stalled. The airplane's left wing descended and struck trees, and the airplane spun 180° and impacted the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings, the empennage and the fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 58, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/26/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/18/2010
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 234.1 hours (Total, all aircraft), 55.6 hours (Total, this make and model), 214.1 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N2601D
Model/Series: 170 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 20753
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/08/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 7597 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-320-E2D
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 150 hp
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: PADL, 86 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0056 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 289°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 13 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 190°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C / 12°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Dillingham, AK
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Dillingham, AK
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1410 AKD
Type of Airspace: Class G

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: 59.039722, -158.457500 (est)

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