Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Cessna 172H Skyhawk, N1658F: Accident occurred January 06, 2020 in El Monte, Los Angeles County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Los Angeles, California

Aircraft experienced propeller malfunction in flight. 

Mondo Beyondo Thrill Squadron

https://registry.faa.gov/N1658F

Date: 06-JAN-20
Time: 20:09:00Z
Regis#: N1658F
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: EL MONTE
State: CALIFORNIA

3 comments:

  1. Experienced a propeller malfunction. So, what does that mean exactly? Did it fly off in flight? That would not be good. SMH.

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  2. Maybe lost a portion of the propeller? it happens, no conspiracy or craziness here. Throwing a chunk of prop tip can cause massive imbalances, and potentially damage our destroy a healthy engine.

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    1. A mystery! For clues, we have:
      Flight school aircraft; fixed pitch prop; flight aware shows looping around pattern (not cross country flying) that day and returning to the runway; report here lists:
      Event Type: ACCIDENT
      Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
      Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
      Since it lists en route for the phase, throwing a chunk of prop or flying off in flight would seem to be the candidates.

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