Monday, February 11, 2019

Loss of Control in Flight: Kitfox IV Speedster, N995BW; accident occurred February 08, 2019 in Page, Coconino County, Arizona

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

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


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


https://registry.faa.gov/N995BW


Location: Page, AZ

Accident Number: GAA19CA133
Date & Time: 02/08/2019, 1100 MST
Registration: N995BW
Aircraft: Denney KITFOX IV SPEEDSTER
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

Analysis 

The pilot reported that, while en route, he observed that his passenger was becoming ill, and he reached for the "sick bags," but he was unable to reach them due to his seat belt. He decided to make a precautionary landing on a dirt road. The pilot added that, during the landing flare, a wind gust "pushed the right wing up," the airplane drifted left, and the left wing struck a tree. The airplane rotated counterclockwise and impacted the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and right wing.

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

The pilot reported that the wind was from an unknown direction at 8 to 14 knots, gusting to 14 to 16 knots. An automated weather observation station located about 12 miles from the accident site reported that, about 7 minutes before the accident, the wind was variable at 3 knots. The pilot was landing the airplane to the south.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to maintain lateral control during the landing flare, which resulted in the left wing striking a tree.

Findings

Aircraft
Lateral/bank control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Tree(s) - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Off-field or emergency landing
Other weather encounter
Loss of control in flight (Defining event)
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 60, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Sport Pilot
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/01/2015
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/04/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 506.3 hours (Total, all aircraft), 286.1 hours (Total, this make and model), 506.3 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 46.4 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 16.6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2.5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Denney
Registration: N995BW
Model/Series: KITFOX IV SPEEDSTER
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2003
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: JBS-070
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/16/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 475.8 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: ROTAX
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: 912UL
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 80 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPGA, 4310 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1753 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 348°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts:  Light and Variable /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.22 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 0°C / -9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Halls Crossing, UT (U96)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Buckeye, AZ (BXK)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1030 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  36.735833, -111.395556 (est)

Bellanca 7GCAA Citabria, registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a local instructional flight, N11666: Accident occurred February 09, 2019 near Monterey Bay Academy Airport (CA66), Watsonville, Santa Cruz 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; San Jose, California

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N11666

Location: Watsonville, CA
Accident Number: WPR19LA100
Date & Time: 02/09/2019, 1039 PST
Registration: N11666
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCAA
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On February 9, 2019, about 1039 Pacific standard time, a Bellanca 7GCAA airplane, N11666, collided with terrain short of the runway at Monterey Bay Academy Airport, (CA66) Watsonville, California. The flight instructor and pilot receiving instruction were seriously injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, as a local instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The flight departed Watsonville Municipal Airport (WVI), Watsonville, California, at an unknown time and was destined for CA66.

According to the flight instructor, they departed WVI to the southwest towards the coast and then set up on a left downwind for a simulated emergency landing at CA66 to runway 28; due to the recent rain, they were not planning to land. The flight instructor stated that during the turn from base to final, everything looked good and a go-around was initiated. He did not recall the subsequent accident sequence.

According to a Federal Aviation Administration inspector on scene, the airplane came to rest in a nose down and upright position about 420 ft short of the approach end of runway 28, and about 25 ft off the right side of the runway.

The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Registration: N11666
Model/Series: 7GCAA
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: WVI, 144 ft msl
Observation Time: 1053 PST
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 10°C / 7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 1500 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 4800 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point:  Watsonville, CA (WVI)
Destination: Watsonville, CA (WVI)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:  36.935833, -121.789722 (est)











WATSONVILLE, California - UPDATE (9:01 p.m. 2/10/19):  Crews rushed to the Monterey Bay Academy Airport, Saturday, when a small plane crashed onto its runway. The airstrip is a known training ground for Central Coast pilots.

"I used to land out on that strip in my training. It was just a fun, little grass strip that you'd land and practice your take-offs and landings off into the ocean," said retired pilot, Brad Darbro.

The scenic spot saw disaster over the weekend, leaving both the passenger and pilot in serious condition.

Santa Cruz-area pilot, Chris Gularte, said this specific type of plane, a Citabria, is commonly flown around the Monterey Bay. "People go out with these and have a lot of fun. They're really exciting to fly and they do special things. They'll land on a dirt strip like what the academy had," said Gularte.

Staff at the Watsonville Municipal Airport said the plane that crashed was kept there. The Watsonville Municipal Airport is a hub for smaller aircraft, typically used for recreational purposes. 

Although the cause of the plane's crash is still unknown, some pilots believe Saturday's rain and strong gusts could have been a factor. "They're a really lightweight aircraft and they're really affected by winds. I don't know if that's what caused the crash, but it was kind of a windy, stormy day," said Darbro.

The FAA lists the owner of aircraft as Aptos resident, Eva Twardokens. The San Jose Mercury reported this is the former Olympic skier. Whether or not she was flying her plane, at the time of the crash, is still unknown.

UPDATE (6:55 p.m. 2/9/19):

The two people injured in the plane crash Saturday morning outside Watsonville were in "serious" condition, according to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Mike Harris. The female pilot and male passenger were air transported to Natividad Medical Center in Salinas. Their identities have not been released.

The plane's owner is listed as an Aptos resident, according to FAA registry records. The plane is a Bellanca ​​​​​Citabria -  a fixed-wing single engine plane. 

Ian Gregor, a spokesperson for the FAA says the plane crashed "under unknown circumstances while landing"  at the Monterey Bay Academy Airport.

Harris said the plane's nose and left side were damaged when it ended on the runway next to a farm field. Firefighters cut off the right wing while trying to pull the pilot and passenger from the fuselage.

The NTSB is leading the investigation. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's office was the immediate responding agency, and was joined by Cal Fire, Santa Cruz Fire, Watsonville Fire, Aptos/La Selva Fire, and AMR Paramedics. 

ORIGINAL REPORT: 

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office reports that there has been a plane crash outside Watsonville off San Andreas Road.

The plane crashed on the property of Monterey Bay Academy shortly after taking off from the Watsonville Airport.

Two people were injured in the crash and taken to the hospital, but the cause is still under investigation.

Several local fire districts responded to the scene, but the Sheriff's Office has taken over the scene while they wait for the FAA to arrive.

Story and video ➤ https://www.kion546.com

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N6476G: Incident occurred February 08, 2019 in Byron, Contra Costa County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oakland, California

Right flap buckled, landed safely.


Atmosphere Aviation LLC


https://registry.faa.gov/N6476G


Date: 08-FEB-19
Time: 20:35:00Z
Regis#: N6476G
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172N
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BYRON
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N828CF: Incident occurred February 09, 2019 at Treasure Coast International Airport (KFPR), Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

Veered off the runway.


Christiansen Aviation Inc


https://registry.faa.gov/N828CF


Date: 09-FEB-19
Time: 20:20:00Z
Regis#: N828CF
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FORT PIERCE
State: FLORIDA

Learjet 60, N225GP: Incident occurred February 09, 2019 at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (KICT), Sedgwick County, Kansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

Charter Airlines LLC: Aborted takeoff, shredded main inboard tires and two (2) flat main outboard tires.


SN 154 LLC


https://registry.faa.gov/N225GP


Date: 09-FEB-19
Time: 07:40:00Z
Regis#: N225GP
Aircraft Make: LEARJET
Aircraft Model: 60
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: CHARTER AIRLINES LLC
City: WICHITA
State: KANSAS

Mooney M20K, N5620Z: Incident occurred November 27, 2019 at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (KECP), Panama City, Bay County, Florida -and- Incident occurred February 10, 2019 at Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport (KOWB), Kentucky

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

November 27, 2019: Aircraft landing gear collapsed upon landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N5620Z

Date: 28-NOV-19
Time: 01:00:00Z
Regis#: N5620Z
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20K
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PANAMA CITY
State: FLORIDA




BAY COUNTY, Florida (WJHG/WECP) - A single-engine plane crashed Wednesday evening at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, delaying multiple flights.

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport Executive Director Parker McClellan said they received reports that the aircraft landed on the runway without its landing gear at about 7 p.m.

He said their emergency team responded and found two passengers in the plane. McClellan said the passengers had no injuries, and the emergency teams along with other crews were able to get the plane off the runway within an hour and a half.

“Our fire department, our police department, our maintenance folks, the airport trains for this. It’s an event that doesn’t happen every day but we train for it every day,” said McClellan.

McClellan said that an outward bound Southwest Airline flight was delayed along with other three inbound flights.

Story and video ➤ https://www.wjhg.com

BAY COUNTY, Florida (WMBB) — Wednesday was a scary evening for two people aboard a single-engine aircraft at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. Around 7 p.m., the aircraft landing gear malfunctioned, stranding it on the runway.

No one was hurt, but it has caused delays for some passengers. Some connecting flights had to be rescheduled while the aircraft was being towed off the runway.

Airport director Parker McClellan says airlines are working with passengers on the delayed flights. He also says that situations like these help keep the airport prepared for more serious events.

“It doesn’t happen a lot, but we train for it every day. So that when it does happen our team and the airport team is ready to respond,” said McClellan.

The airport runway has been cleared and flights are resuming their normal schedules.


Story and video ➤ https://www.mypanhandle.com

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

February 10, 2019:   Gear up landing.


N4920D LLC


https://registry.faa.gov/N5620Z


Date: 10-FEB-19
Time: 06:15:00Z
Regis#: N5620Z
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20K
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OWENSBORO
State: KENTUCKY

BAC 167 Strikemaster, N167BA: Incident occurred February 08, 2019 at North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT), Clark County, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

Gear collapsed.


Blue Air Training LLC


https://registry.faa.gov/N167BA


Date: 08-FEB-19
Time: 22:30:00Z
Regis#: N167BA
Aircraft Make: BRITISH AIRCRAFT CORP
Aircraft Model: BAC 167 STRIKEMASTER
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAS VEGAS
State: NEVADA

Cessna 172RG Cutlass RG, N937AS: Incident occurred February 09, 2019 at Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport (KMGY), Montgomery County, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cincinnati, Ohio

Nose gear up on landing, prop strike.


Aviation Sales Inc


https://registry.faa.gov/N937AS


Date: 09-FEB-19
Time: 19:15:00Z
Regis#: N937AS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172RG
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DAYTON
State: OHIO

Bellanca 17-30 Super Viking, N4888V: Incident occurred February 09, 2019 at Abilene Regional Airport (KABI), Taylor County, Texas and Incident occurred September 21, 2017 at Colorado Springs Airport (KCOS), El Paso County, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Gear collapsed, wing struck taxiway light.


Homerun RV LLC


https://registry.faa.gov/N4888V


Date: 09-FEB-19

Time: 23:55:00Z
Regis#: N4888V
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: 17 30
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: ABILENE
State: TEXAS

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado


September 21, 2017: Aircraft struck two taxiway lights due to steering issue.

Date: 21-SEP-17
Time: 14:55:00Z
Regis#: N4888V
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: 17-30
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: COLORADO SPRINGS
State: COLORADO

Cessna 182D Skylane, N9101X: Accident occurred February 10, 2019 at Arlington Municipal Airport (KAWO), Snohomish County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

Fly-By Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N9101X


NTSB Identification: GAA19CA136

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, February 10, 2019 in Arlington, WA
Aircraft: Cessna 182, registration: N9101X

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.


As exiting hangar collided with unoccupied N733NE.

Date: 10-FEB-19
Time: 20:12:00Z
Regis#: N9101X
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182D
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: ARLINGTON
State: WASHINGTON

Cessna 421B, N581CJ: Accident occurred February 10, 2019 at Lakeland Airport (KARV), Minocqua-Woodruff, Wisconsin and Incident occurred July 26, 2018 at Grand Geneva Resort Airport (C02), Lake Geneva, Walworth County, Wisconsin


Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N581CJ

Location: Woodruff, WI
Accident Number: GAA19CA143
Date & Time: 02/10/2019, 1400 CST
Registration: N581CJ
Aircraft: Cessna 421
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

Analysis 

The pilot reported that, during the takeoff roll on a plowed, snow-covered runway, he could "feel the [airplane] pulling to the right" and corrected with opposite rudder, but the airplane slowly exited the runway to the right and impacted a snowbank.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both propellers and the right engine mount.

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

The airport's automated weather observation station reported that, about 5 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 110° at 5 knots, 1 1/4 statute miles visibility, overcast at 900 ft, temperature 18°F, dew point 12°F, and light snow. The airplane departed from runway 36.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to maintain to directional control during takeoff from a snow-covered runway with a right, quartering tailwind, which resulted in a runway excursion and impact with a snowbank.

Findings

Aircraft
Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Snow/slush/ice covered surface - Effect on operation
Tailwind - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Takeoff
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Attempted remediation/recovery
Runway excursion
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 69, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/30/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/06/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 13881 hours (Total, all aircraft), 200 hours (Total, this make and model), 13000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 124 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 40 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N581CJ
Model/Series: 421 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1972
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 421B0343
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/06/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 7250 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 9072.9 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: GTSI0-520-H5B
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 375 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KARV, 1630 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1955 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 244°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 900 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 110°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.27 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: -8°C / -11°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: Light - Snow
Departure Point: Woodruff, WI (ARV)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: St Louis, MO (1H0)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 1330 CST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: LAKELAND/NOBLE F LEE MEMORIAL (ARV)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1629 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Ice; Snow
Runway Used: 36
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5150 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 45.928056, -89.730833 (est)

July 26, 2018: While positioning to park right engine caught fire.

Date: 26-JUL-18
Time: 00:00:00Z
Regis#: N581CJ
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 421B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: PUSHBACK/TOWING (PBT)
Operation: 91
City: LAKE GENEVA
State: WISCONSIN




































AIRCRAFT:   1972 CESSNA 421B N581CJ, s/n: 421B0343

Last Annual Inspection on 02/06/18 at ACTT 8880, Hobbs 1593.9. 

ACTT 9072.9 per NTSB Report. 

ENGINE(S): Continental GTSIO-520-H5B

Right: s/n: 267215-R, Last Annual Inspection on 02/06/18 at ETT 1792.2, TSOH 964.8

ETT 1987.7, TSOH 1160.3 per NTSB Report

Left:  s/n: s/n: 267219-R, Last Annual Inspection on 02/06/18 at ETT 1752.5, TSOH 925.1

ETT 1947.9, TSOH 1120.5 per NTSB Report
PROPELLERS: 

Right: McCauley 3AF37C516, s/n: 980578, Last Annual Inspection on 02/06/18 at PTSOH 558.8.  

Left:  McCauley 3AF34C92QR, s/n: 777156, Last Annual Inspection on 02/06/18 at PTSOH 1218.9

EQUIPMENT: 

PS Engineering PMA 6000M - removed for safekeeping

Bendix King KY 196A - removed for safekeeping

Garmin GNS 530 - removed for safekeeping

Garmin GTX 330 - removed for safekeeping

Bendix King KT76A

Bendix King KNS80

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  On take-off roll, N581CJ departed the runway and struck a snow bank on the right on takeoff from Woodruff, WI on 02/10/19 

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  Wentworth Aircraft, Crystal, MN


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