Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Piper PA-28-181 Archer II, N79MS: Accident occurred August 17, 2020 at Cable Airport (KCCB), Upland, San Bernardino County, California

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

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


Location: Upland, CA 
Accident Number: WPR20LA306
Date & Time: August 17, 2020, 20:05 Local 
Registration: 79MS
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On August 17, 2020, at 2005 Pacific daylight time, a Piper PA-28-181 airplane, N79MS, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Upland, California. The two pilots were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

According to the flight school, the pilot was undergoing a check flight for his commercial certificate.

The pilot in command had performed several takeoffs and landings with no issues encountered. On the accident flight, the landing was normal, and the pilot was taxiing the airplane back to the approach end of the runway when the right main landing gear collapsed. The right wing sustained substantial damage
to the wing spar.

The flight school reported that two of the landing gear bolts failed.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: 79MS
Model/Series: PA28 181
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: CCB,1444 ft msl
Observation Time: 19:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 35°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / 15 knots, 270°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.89 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 34.140029,-117.64965 (est)

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