Friday, August 30, 2019

Cessna 172P Skyhawk II, N53432: Accident occurred August 28, 2019 at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC), Broomfield, 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:

Location: Denver, CO
Accident Number: CEN19LA292
Date & Time: 08/28/2019, 2010 MDT
Registration: N53432
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

On August 28, 2019, about 2010 mountain daylight time, a Cessna C172 airplane, N53432, experienced a loss of electrical power in flight and subsequent runway excursion on landing at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC), Denver, Colorado. The student pilot was completing a solo cross-country flight, with a planned touch-and-go at the City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS), Colorado Springs, Colorado. The student pilot, the sole occupant on board, received minor injuries. The airplane received substantial damage to the forward and aft fuselage structure. The airplane was owned by G&M Aircraft Inc. and operated by Rocky Mountain Flight School under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N53432
Model/Series: 172 P
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Rocky Mountain Flight School
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
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North Metro Fire

Just before 8 p.m. crews responded to a plane crash near  Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport. A Cessna 172P Skyhawk ran off the runway and onto W. 120th Ave. The road is closed while the investigation is ongoing. The pilot was transported with non-life threatening injuries. The National Transportation Safety Board to investigate.

BROOMFIELD, Colorado - A small plane ran off a runway and crashed into a guardrail on West 120th Avenue in Broomfield Wednesday night.

According to North Metro Fire Rescue, the incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. near Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport.

The pilot was taken to a hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening. North Metro did not say whether anyone else was aboard the plane.

120th was closed while authorities were at the scene.

The plane was removed from the area shortly after 10 p.m.

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

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