Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna TU206G, N6588X, accident occurred August 19, 2019 in Regina, Sandoval County, New Mexico

View of left wing damage.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque

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

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


Location: Regina, NM
Accident Number: GAA19CA496
Date & Time: 08/19/2019, 0820 MDT
Registration: N6588X
Aircraft: Cessna TU206
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, prior to takeoff from a high altitude, 1,700 ft dirt airstrip with a 9,200 ft density altitude, he set the flaps to 20°, held the brakes, and ran the engine up to full power. He released the brakes, pulled back on the yoke, and the airplane accelerated. The pilot reported that the takeoff roll "seemed longer and slower than usual" and about two-thirds of the way down the runway the airspeed was 45 knots. Near the end of the runway, the airplane momentarily became airborne about 15 ft above the ground, drifted to the right, and settled back onto the ground. The airplane struck a sage bush, skidded left, the left landing gear collapsed, and the left wing impacted terrain.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and left elevator.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 55, 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 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/17/2018
Occupational Pilot:No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/27/2019
Flight Time: (Estimated) 1064 hours (Total, all aircraft), 823 hours (Total, this make and model), 1032 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 57 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N6588X
Model/Series: TU206 G
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:1980 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: U20605962
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/10/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3600 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3830.5 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: TSIO-520-M
Registered Owner: Ew Holdings Llc
Rated Power: 310 hp
Operator: Ew Holdings Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held:None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLAM, 7171 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 37 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1415 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 118°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 30°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.33 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / -4°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Regina, NM
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Alamosa, CO (ALS)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0820 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 36.178611, -106.961389 (est)

1 comment:

  1. Oh no! I have lots of hours in that old plane. One of my favorites. Glad everyone is ok.