Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Scoda Aeronautica Super Petrel LS, N632MM: Accident occurred August 25, 2019 near General WM J Fox Airfield, (KWJF), Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California

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

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

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


Location: Lancaster, CA
Accident Number: WPR19LA240
Date & Time: 08/25/2019, 1405 PDT
Registration: N632MM
Aircraft: SCODA AERONAUTICAL Super Petrel
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On August 25, 2019, about 1405 Pacific daylight time, a Scoda Aeronautica LTDA Super Petrel LS airplane, N632MM, sustained substantial damage during an off-field landing after experiencing a loss of engine power, while flying near General WM J Fox Airfield, (WJF) Lancaster, California. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to Worldwide Missions Inc., and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the cross-country flight. The flight originated from Jacumba Airport (L78), Jacumba, California at an undetermined time.

According to the pilot, during the descent into WJF, about 5,500 ft mean sea level, the engine power reduced to a low power setting and was not responsive to throttle movement. He positioned the fuel selector to the opposite tank and confirmed that the fuel shutoff valve was on. Best glide speed was established, and a landing was accomplished on a nearby open field. Subsequently, during the landing roll, the right wing sustained substantial damage.

The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N632MM
Model/Series: Super Petrel
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KWJF, 2338 ft msl
Observation Time: 1356 PDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 250°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Jacumba, CA (L78)
Destination: Lancaster, CA (WJF)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 34.741111, -118.218611 (est)

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