Saturday, September 21, 2019

Best Off Skyranger, N1671L: Accident occurred September 18, 2019 at Halliburton Field Airport (KDUC), Duncan, Stephens County, 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:

Location: Duncan, OK
Accident Number: CEN19LA324
Date & Time: 09/18/2019, 1930 CDT
Registration: N1671L
Aircraft: Best Off SKYRANGER
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On September 18, 2019, about 1930 central daylight time, an amateur-built Best Off Skyranger airplane, N1671L, caught fire during a ground engine run at Halliburton Field Airport (DUC), Duncan, Oklahoma. The pilot was not injured, and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight.

According to the pilot, he taxied normally from his hangar and performed an engine runup, during which the engine lost power. The pilot exited the airplane to examine the engine and noticed a fire had started below the front of the airplane. The fire quickly spread and burned most of the airplane. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Best Off
Registration: N1671L
Model/Series: SKYRANGER No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: KDUC, 1113 ft msl
Observation Time: 1935 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 110°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.92 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Duncan, OK (DUC)
Destination: Duncan, OK (DUC)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 34.471389, -97.959722 (est)

A small aircraft caught fire Wednesday night around 7 p.m. at  Halliburton Field Airport after the pilot heard a “pop” during his pre-flight start up. 

No one was injured, according to Duncan Fire Chief Dayton Burnside. 

Duncan Fire, Duncan Police, Oklahoma Highway Patrol and OSBI responded. 

The Federal Aviation Administration conducted its investigation early Thursday morning. 

Original article can be found here ➤

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