Friday, August 28, 2020

Socata TB-200 Tobago XL, N156BB: Accident occurred August 22, 2020 at Simsbury Airport (4B9), Hartford County, Connecticut

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. 

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley

Location: Simsbury, CT
Accident Number: ERA20CA294
Date & Time: August 22, 2020, 13:50 Local
Registration: N156BB
Aircraft: Socata TB200
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Socata 
Registration: N156BB
Model/Series: TB200 XL
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KBDL,175 ft msl
Observation Time: 18:51 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 33°C /13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 5500 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots / 23 knots, 300°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.88 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: N/A
Latitude, Longitude: 41.915832,-72.776664 (est)

A small plane was damaged when it hit trees Saturday afternoon on the ground at Simsbury Airport.

Nobody was injured.

The plane never got airborne, went off the runway and was damaged when it hit trees, Fire Chief James Baldis said.

Firefighters were called to the airport on Wolcott Road around 2 p.m. They found the plane crumpled, but all three passengers had gotten out on their own, Baldis said.

“It was a non-event. They were trying to takeoff, but didn’t have enough power to get airborne,” Baldis said. “In trying to abort, it veered off into trees.”

There was no fire and no fuel leak.

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