Friday, March 20, 2020

Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche, N7155Y: Accident occurred March 18, 2020 near Eagle Nest Ranch Airport (OR65), Estacada, Clackamas County, Oregon

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Hillsboro, Oregon

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N7155Y

Location: Eagle Creek, OR
Accident Number: WPR20LA111
Date & Time: 03/18/2020, 1700 PDT
Registration: N7155Y
Aircraft: Piper PA 30
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On March 18, 2020 about 1700 Pacific daylight time, a Piper PA-30 airplane, N7155Y, impacted terrain during takeoff from Eagle Nest Ranch Airport (OR65), Estacada, Oregon. The airline transport pilot was seriously injured, and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to, and operated by, the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed.

Video of the accident revealed the airplane lifted off the runway surface with a nose high, left-wing low attitude. After liftoff, the airplane immediately banked to a right-wing low attitude and appeared to be in a slow climb. When the airplane reached about 15-20 feet above the ground it made a left turn towards adjacent trees. The airplane continued the left turn until the left wing struck a tree. The airplane subsequently struck the ground and trees and burst into flames.

Witnesses reported they heard the airplane takeoff from the grass strip. Some stated that the airplane didn't sound as loud as it normally would. Immediately after the accident occurred, they proceeded to the airplane and pulled the pilot out of the wreckage.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N7155Y
Model/Series: PA 30 No Series
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: TTD, 39 ft msl
Observation Time: 1653 PDT
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C / 1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 300°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.87 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Eagle Creek, OR (OR65)
Destination: Eagle Creek, OR (OR65)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion:None 
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 45.352778, -122.340833 (est)









EAGLE CREEK, Oregon – One person was taken to a trauma center after a small plane crashed in Clackamas County on Wednesday afternoon, the sheriff’s office said.

The crash was reported at about 5:30 p.m. at the Eagle Nest Ranch Airport in Eagle Creek.

Initial reports state the aircraft crashed on takeoff and caught some nearby trees on fire.

One person suffered serious injuries and was taken to an area trauma center in a Life Flight Helicopter Ambulance, Clackamas Fire officials said.

Fire crews managed to get the flames under control.

No immediate word on what caused the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://katu.com

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