Friday, October 18, 2019

Cessna 206H Stationair, N11379: Incident occurred October 17, 2019 near Stockton Metropolitan Airport (KSCK), San Joaquin County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oakland

Aircraft lost power and made an emergency landing off airport.

County of San Joaquin

San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office

Date: 17-OCT-19
Time: 22:10:00Z
Regis#: N11379
Aircraft Make: Cessna 206H Stationair
Aircraft Model: 206
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PUBLIC USE
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)

STOCKTON — A plane carrying two San Joaquin County sheriff’s deputies was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff Thursday evening near Stockton Metropolitan Airport after experiencing engine trouble, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

The Cessna 206H Stationair plane crashed into a cyclone fence and diesel trailer.

“Miraculously they appear to be uninjured at this time,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

According to Andrea Lopez, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office, the deputies had been training just before the incident occurred.

“About 6:15 p.m. our dispatch received a call that an airplane had crashed in this area,” she said Thursday night during a press briefing at the scene. “We later learned that it was two of our deputy officers in the plane.

“They took off today for a routine training and shortly after, they experienced engine trouble,” Lopez said. “They felt a loss of power and we were very grateful that they were able to conduct this emergency landing.”

The plane belonged to the Sheriff’s Office, she said, and is expected to remain at the scene of the crash landing until Friday as the investigation continues.

An investigation will be conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Medics were brought to the scene, but the deputies who had been aboard did not go to the hospital, she said.

“We only have property damage at this point,” she said. “We are grateful that our deputies are OK. The fence, the plane, the tractor trailer, are all replaceable. Our deputies are not.”

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