Friday, October 18, 2019

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

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Stockton, CA
Accident Number: WPR20LA009
Date & Time: 10/17/2019, 1800 PDT
Registration: N11379
Aircraft: Cessna 206
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Public Aircraft 

On October 17, 2019, about 1800 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 206H airplane, N11379, executed a forced landing following a total loss of engine power shortly after takeoff from the Stockton Metropolitan Airport (KSCK), Stockton, California. The Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), and Private Pilot had minor injuries, and the airplane exhibited substantial damage to the left wing. The airplane was registered to and operated by San Joaquin County as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. No flight plan was filed for the local flight.

The CFI reported that the purpose of the flight was to practice instrument approaches. After a thorough preflight and runup, the airplane took off from runway 29L while being controlled by the private pilot. About 150 feet above the ground, the engine "surged" then "smoothed out." The airplane continued to climb, but the pilots elected to conduct a precautionary landing. The private pilot continued to climb and made a left turn for the traffic pattern. During the turn, the engine lost complete power and the CFI took control of the airplane. The CFI landed the airplane in an empty lot where the airplane continued through a perimeter fence and struck a semi-trailer parked along an adjacent roadway.

The airplane has been recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N11379
Model/Series: 206 H
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: County Of San Joaquin
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSCK, 33 ft msl
Observation Time: 1755 PDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / 6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 15 knots / , 310°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Stockton, CA (SCK)
Destination: Stockton, CA (SCK) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 37.895556, -121.259444

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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