Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Cessna 425 Conquest I, N300GD: Accident occurred August 25, 2019 at Wiley Post Airport (KPWA), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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


Location: Bethany, OK
Accident Number: CEN19LA300
Date & Time: 08/25/2019, 1500 CDT
Registration: N300GD
Aircraft: Cessna 425
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On August 25, 2019, about 1500 central daylight time, a Cessna 425 airplane, N300GD, registered to Downing Aviation LLC of Edmond, Oklahoma, sustained substantial damage following an emergency gear-up landing at Wiley Post Airport (PWA), Bethany, Oklahoma. The private pilot, who was the sole occupant, was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed. The personal flight was being conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of federal Regulations Part 91.

The pilot reported that he planned to fly the airplane locally to test a newly repaired autopilot. After a normal preflight and run up, the pilot took off from runway 17L at PWA. All gauges were in the green with torque stabilized, and rotation was smooth at 98 knots. The autopilot was not engaged. After confirming a positive rate of climb, the pilot raised the landing gear and confirmed it was locked in the up position. The airplane then suddenly yawed to the left with a slight dip of the left wing, followed by a yaw to the right, followed by a yaw back to the left. Then, after a more pronounced yaw to the right, the pilot determined that directional control was not possible. He decided to abort the take off by reducing power to idle, and landed gear up on the remaining part of the runway. The airplane slid off the runway onto a concrete pad that housed the PAPI lights. The airplane continued sliding onto grass for about 100-yards. After coming to a stop, the pilot secured the airplane and exited

Initial inspection of the airplane revealed a bent left wing. The airplane was secured in a local hangar for further inspection of the flight controls and engines.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N300GD
Model/Series: 425 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Downing Aviation LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PWA, 1299 ft msl
Observation Time: 1453 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 20°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots / , 150°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.86 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Bethany, OK (PWA)
Destination: Bethany, OK (PWA)

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: 35.534167, -97.646944 (est)

OKLAHOMA CITY – Emergency crews are cleaning up after a plane made an emergency landing at a metro airport.

Just before 3 p.m. Sunday, crews responded to the report of an airplane crash at Wiley Post Airport near NW 50th and Rockwell.

When fire crews arrived, they found a Cessna 425 Conquest I aircraft off the runway.

According to the Oklahoma City Fire Department, the pilot was the only person onboard and self-extricated before crews arrived.

The pilot was checked out by paramedics and no injuries were reported.

Fire officials say the pilot had engine trouble within minutes of taking off and brought the plane back down into the grass.

The plane sustained a fuel leak and reportedly had 150-200 gallons of fuel onboard.

The fire department’s Hazmat Team is addressing the fuel leak while other firefighters deployed protection lines in case of a fire.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://kfor.com

OKLAHOMA CITY — A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing, causing the plane he was flying to run off the runway Sunday afternoon at Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City.

Around 2:50 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a plane crash at Wiley Post Airport, located near Northwest 50th Street and North Rockwell Avenue, where they found a Cessna 425 Conquest I plane off the runway. Fire officials said the plane started to leak fuel, and is reported to have 150 gallons to 200 gallons of fuel on board.

A hazardous materials crew worked to address the fuel leak and officials said firefighters deployed lines in case of a fire.

The pilot, who was the only person on the plane when it went off the runway, was not injured.

Story and video ➤ https://www.koco.com

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