Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Cessna 152, N6306P: Accident occurred April 19, 2020 near Corona Municipal Airport (KAJO), Riverside County, California -and- Accident occurred July 02, 2019 at Tracy Municipal Airport (KTCY), San Joaquin County, California

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

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

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

Location: Corona, CA 
Accident Number: WPR20LA126
Date & Time: April 19, 2020, 10:40 Local
Registration: N6306P
Aircraft: Cessna 152 
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted
Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On April 19, 2020, about 1040 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 152 airplane N6306P, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Corona, California. The private pilot and passenger were seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

The passenger reported that he was managing ForeFlight on his iPad while the pilot was flying the airplane. The pilot started and taxied uneventfully; a runup was conducted and no anomalies were noted. The pilot departed and completed one circuit in the pattern and a touch and go. Shortly after, while turning onto the crosswind leg of the traffic pattern, the pilot stated, "oh we are going down". The passenger looked up confused and within about 10 seconds they impacted something and came to rest upside down on a roadway. Due to noise cancelling headphones, he did not hear the engine quit, nor did he hear it make any abnormal noise.

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

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N6306P
Model/Series: 152 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: AJO,533 ft msl
Observation Time: 10:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C /10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 320°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 4200 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Corona, CA (AJO)
Destination: Riverside, CA (RIR)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.891944,-117.601387 (est)

A pilot and passenger were injured Sunday, April 19, when the single-engine plane they were in crashed and flipped over a short distance from Corona Municipal Airport, firefighters said.

There was no fire from the 10:48 a.m. crash on a service road southwest of the airport. The pilot had moderate injuries and the passenger, who was walking outside the aircraft after the crash, had minor injuries, said Corona Fire Department spokesman John DeYoe.

Pilot and passenger, whom DeYoe described as men in their upper 50s, were hospitalized. The airport remained in operation, DeYoe said.

The plane was engaged in a training exercise, DeYoe said. “They were doing two touchdowns (landing-and-takeoffs) and on the second touchdown they came around and they lost power and nosed into a service road … the plane then flipped over onto its top,” he said.

Because there was no fire, the first fire engine at the scene had trouble finding the downed aircraft, which was outside the airport property, DeYoe said.

A drone from the Corona Police Department was sent airborne, and its camera spotted the downed craft, DeYoe said. “There’s a lot of things you can utilize those things for,” he said.

The plane’s registration with the FAA said it is a Cessna 152 based in Corona, with the notation “sale reported” in place of an owner’s name.

DeYoe said the National Transportation and Safety Board was not sending an investigator to the site because of coronavirus contagion restrictions. Instead, the NTSB requested that police take specific photos of the wreckage, he said.

“From the sounds of it, they are not going to be out at all,” DeYoe said, due to the travel restrictions, and also because of the type of crash — the plane was still intact, and there were no serious injuries

DeYoe said he did not know Sunday afternoon whether it was an instructor-and-student flight or just two men aboard the plane with one practicing the touchdowns.

In January, four people died in a fiery single-engine plane crash during takeoff at Corona Municipal Airport.

View of damaged left wing.

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

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Tracy, CA
Accident Number: GAA19CA390
Date & Time: 07/02/2019, 1000 PDT
Registration: N6306P
Aircraft: Cessna 152
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The operator reported that during the solo student pilot's landing, the airplane immediately veered left, exited the runway and the left wing struck a paving vehicle on the adjacent taxiway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

The operator reported that there was no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operations.

The operator and the student pilot did not submit the National Transportation Safety Board Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident Report Form 6120.1.

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student 
Age: 40, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
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 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/12/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 90 hours (Total, all aircraft), 38 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N6306P
Model/Series: 152 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1981
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: 15284997
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/03/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1669 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 7926.3 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
Engine Model/Series: O-235 SERIES
Registered Owner: CC Aviation Inc
Rated Power:
Operator: CC Aviation Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Does Business As: Skyview Aviation
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSCK, 27 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1655 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 40°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  9 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Light and Variable /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.95 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 8°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Tracy, CA (TCY)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination:  Tracy, CA (TCY)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Tracy Muni (TCY)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 193 ft
Runway Surface Condition:Dry 
Runway Used: 30
IFR Approach:None 
Runway Length/Width: 4001 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Straight-in

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: 37.688889, -121.441667 (est)

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