Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Cessna A185F Skywagon, N484RF: Accident occurred June 07, 2019 at Libby Camps Seaplane Base (ME86), Ashland, Aroostook County, Maine

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Maine

Varney Aviation LLC


NTSB Identification: GAA19CA320
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 07, 2019 in Ashland, ME
Aircraft: Cessna A185, registration: N484RF

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft crashed on takeoff.

Date: 07-JUN-19
Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N484RF
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 185
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
State: MAINE

AIRCRAFT:   1980 Cessna A185F N484RF, s/n: 18504000

Last Annual Inspection recorded on 10/10/18 at Tach 1009.2; TT 6614.6 

ENGINE:       IO520D40, s/n: 832530-R
Installed after overhaul on 06/29/11
Last Annual Inspection on 10/10/18 at Tach 1009.2, TT 2362.0, TSMOH 1009.2.

PROPELLER:  Hartzell PHC-C3YF-1RF, s/n EE1925A
Installed 06/22/11 with 0.0 TSMOH. 
Last Annual Inspection on 10/10/18 at Tach 1009.2, TSMOH 1009.2.

Garmin Audio Panel
Garmin 430
Radar Altimeter, TRI-20 made by Terra
Garmin 330 Transponder
Strike Finder
JPI 700 Engine Monitor System
Dual horizons / airspeeds
Tail handles
wing tip extensions
Robertson STOL
Strobe & post lights

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Lost control on take off, tail struck a tree, and came to rest in the brush.

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  Maine Aero Services, Bangor Maine

INQUIRIES:  Logs are with SIAI 

REMARKS:  Insurer reserves the right to reject any and all bids.  Salvage is as is/where is. 

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