Sunday, May 03, 2020

Sonex, N1222C: Accident occurred April 27, 2020 near Cable Airport (KCCB), Upland, San Bernardino 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; Riverside, California

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Upland, CA
Accident Number: WPR20LA132
Date & Time: 04/27/2020, 0825 PDT
Registration: N1222C
Aircraft: COOK SONEX
Injuries:1 None 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On April 27, 2020, at 0825 Pacific daylight time, an experimental Cook Sonex airplane, N1222C, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Cable Airport (CCB), Upland, California. The pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 as a personal flight.

The pilot was interviewed by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Inspector. The pilot stated that the airplane had just come out of an annual inspection a couple of days before the accident and he had flown for about 2 hours. On the day of the accident he had flown toward Cajon Pass, came back to CCB, landed, and taxied back to the active runway to take off. He applied power during the takeoff initial climb and the engine began to lose power. At this point, the airplane was near the end of the runway and at a low altitude. The pilot continued straight ahead and made a forced landing in an open field. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: COOK
Registration: N1222C
Model/Series: SONEX
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: KCCB, 1439 ft msl
Observation Time: 0815 PDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 360°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Upland, CA (CCB)
Destination: Upland, CA (CCB)

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: 34.111667, -117.687500 (est)

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