Tuesday, December 17, 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:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


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

1 comment:

  1. Wondering why revenue strapped County providing flight training in a 206. Maybe train their own pilots or compete with local flight schools?