Saturday, September 12, 2020

Cessna 414, N698D: Accident occurred August 30, 2020 at Ray Community Airport (57D), Macomb County, Michigan

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; Belleville, Michigan

Yuli Services Inc

Location: Ray, MI
Accident Number: CEN20LA372
Date & Time: 08/30/2020, 1700 UTC
Registration: N698D
Aircraft: Cessna 414
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On August 30, 2020, about 1700 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 414 airplane, N697D, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at the Ray Community Airport (57D), near Ray, Michigan. The pilot received minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

A witness, who was a pilot with multiengine experience, reported seeing the airplane taxi onto runway 28 for departure. The airplane stopped on the runway and then the engines went to full power. The airplane accelerated and started to veer to the left and then over corrected to the right and at that point it was going to exit the runway. The the nose of the airplane came up and the airplane attempted to fly in ground effect with both wings wallowing near stall. One wing eventually dropped and the airplane pancaked sideways near the end of runway 28 in the grass field.

The airplane sustained substantial damage including crushing damage to its forward fuselage. The nose of the airplane was bent upward and rearward.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N698D
Model/Series: 414 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
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: MTC, 580 ft msl
Observation Time: 2055 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / 15°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 4500 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 140°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 5500 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.89 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:

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