Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Cessna 402C, N2748Y: Incident occurred November 08, 2019 and accident occurred December 04, 2017 at Barnstable Municipal Airport (KHYA) -and- Incident occurred July 02, 2018 at Nantucket Memorial Airport (KACK)

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston, Massachusetts

November 08, 2019:  Aircraft lost braking capability on taxiway and went into the grass.

Hyannis Air Service Inc operating as Cape Air

https://registry.faa.gov/N2748Y

Date: 08-NOV-19
Time: 14:18:00Z
Regis#: N2748Y
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 402
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: COMMUTER
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
City: HYANNIS
State: MASSACHUSETTS

July 02, 2018:  While on taxiway aircraft had cockpit fire.

Date: 02-JUL-18

Time: 14:00:00Z
Regis#: N2748Y
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 402C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: FIRE
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: CAPE AIR
City: NANTUCKET
State: MASSACHUSETTS

Accident occurred December 04, 2017 at Barnstable Municipal Airport (KHYA), Hyannis, Massachusetts


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston, Massachusetts

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


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


Location: Hyannis, MA
Accident Number: GAA18CA071
Date & Time: 12/04/2017, 1725 EST
Registration: N2748Y
Aircraft: CESSNA 402
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Birdstrike
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

Analysis 


According to the pilot, he took off at night, and during the initial climb about 800 ft above the ground, the airplane ran into a flock of birds. The pilot declared an emergency with the tower and landed the airplane without further incident.


The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wind screen and the windscreen frame.


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


Probable Cause and Findings


The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

Encounter with a flock of birds during takeoff at night, resulting in multiple bird strikes and structural damage. 

Findings


Environmental issues

Animal(s)/bird(s) - Effect on operation (Cause)
Dark - Effect on operation

Factual Information


History of Flight


Initial climb

Birdstrike (Defining event)

According to the pilot, he took off at night, and during the initial climb about 800ft above the ground, the airplane ran into a flock of birds. The pilot declared an emergency with the tower and landed the airplane without further incident.


The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wind screen and the windscreen frame.


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


Pilot Information


Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial

Age: 36, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/28/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/31/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 6400 hours (Total, all aircraft), 5000 hours (Total, this make and model), 5900 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 24 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA

Registration: N2748Y
Model/Series: 402 C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 402C0248
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 10
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/05/2017, AAIP
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 7250 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 33449.6 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: TSIO-520-VB
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 325 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Commuter Air Carrier (135); Flag carrier (121) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan


Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions

Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHYA, 55 ft msl
Observation Time: 2156 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 155°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 2200 ft agl
Temperature/Dew Point: 2°C / -1°C
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.47 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Hyannis, ME (HYA)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Destination: Hyannis, ME (HYA)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1720 EST
Type of Airspace: Class D 

Airport Information


Airport:  Barnstable Municipal Airport-Boardman/Polando Field (HYA)

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 54 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 06
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5425 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None 

Wreckage and Impact Information


Crew Injuries: 1 None

Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  41.668889, -70.280278 (est)

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