Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Cessna 402B, N98649: Accident occurred April 13, 2020 at Kirksville Regional Airport (KIRK), Missouri

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa

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


Location: Kirksville, MO
Accident Number: CEN20LA149
Date & Time: 04/13/2020, 1955 CDT
Registration: N98649
Aircraft:Cessna 402
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled

On April 13, 2020, A Cessna 402B, N98649, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Kirksville Municipal Airport (IRK), Missouri. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 135 on-demand cargo flight.

The pilot reported he was taking off and everything appeared normal until shortly after the airplane lifted off of the runway. After the pilot established a positive rate of climb and retracted the landing gear the engine experienced a substantial loss in power. The airplane was not able to maintain a positive rate of climb. The airplane subsequently touched down on the remaining runway which resulted in substantial damage to the rear spar caps. The airplane has been retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N98649
Model/Series: 402 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Air Exec Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KIRK
Observation Time: 1955 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 3°C / -8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 270°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.15 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:

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: 40.088056, -92.544444 (est)

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