Tuesday, September 15, 2020

American AA-1 Yankee, N6107L: Accident occurred September 05, 2020 at Newnan Coweta County Airport (KCCO), Atlanta, Georgia

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; Atlanta, Georgia

Location: Newnan, GA
Accident Number: ERA20LA308
Date & Time: 09/05/2020, 1850 EDT
Registration: N6107L
Aircraft: American Aviation AA 1
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On September 5, 2020, about 1850 eastern daylight time, an American Aviation AA1, N6107L, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at the Newnan Coweta County Airport (CCO), Newnan , Georgia. The flight instructor and pilot receiving instruction were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

According to the flight instructor, they were practicing a simulated engine failure in the airport traffic pattern, when the airplane was about 300 ft above ground level, the pilot applied full power to go-around, but the engine did not respond and remained at a low power setting. The flight instructor took control of the airplane, but he was not able to increase engine power and the airplane continued to descend. The airplane touched down on the right side of runway 32, impacted a lighted taxiway sign box, veered sharply to the left and subsequently impacted the trees bordering the west side of the airport property.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that it sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and both wings. The cockpit and engine compartment were relatively intact.

The airplane was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: American Aviation
Registration: N6107L
Model/Series: AA 1 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Horton Steven K
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: CCO, 970 ft msl
Observation Time: 1855 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 360°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Atlanta, GA (CCO)
Destination: Atlanta, GA (CCO)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 33.311667, -84.769722 (est)

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