Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Pilatus PC-12-47E , N1220A: Incident occurred September 21, 2020 in Lake County, Oregon

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon

Aircraft on takeoff roll struck a truck.  

Rivers End Ranch LLC


Date: 21-SEP-20
Time: 17:34:00Z
Regis#: N1220A
Aircraft Make: PILATUS
Aircraft Model: PC12
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: LAKE ABERT
State: OREGON

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    1. Might be some Darwin Award material.

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    2. The dirt strip is roughly 2400 feet , short for PC12 ? This guy also has a mansion in Cabo , a Zillon dollar house on the Frisco bay , Huge farm in Oregon . Hmmmm , I wonder if the ... ??

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  2. (How in the world?)
    Truck was probably where it should not have been (on the runway) -- just a wild guess.

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  3. Maybe was operating off a road, no airport there.

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    1. Airplane was operating out of a private airstrip along Hwy 395 Lake Abert, Oregon
      https://www.google.com/maps/place/42%C2%B030'59.4%22N+120%C2%B014'44.1%22W/@42.5192647,-120.2465381,1389m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d42.5165057!4d-120.2455792

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    1. Makes sense. Presumably, "on takeoff roll" means no liftoff, so the truck would be between the edges of the runway surface and displaced partway from one end of the strip.

      Looking at the map view linked in the earlier comment, you have to wonder why a truck would be at mid-field. Hope it wasn't another Go-pro induced mistake.

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  5. There's nothing there in that entire area. Who owns a PC-12 and a private strip in the middle of nowhere?

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    1. Its owned by an individual who lives in the San Francisco area. I think he purchased the ranch around 2000.
      Here's a link to the to the Lake County Planning Commission minuets from Sept. 2016 for the approval of the airstrip. (See Item # 2)
      https://www.lakecountyor.org/government/docs/09.20.2016%20PC%20Meeting%20Minutes%20-%20Approved.pdf
      So...There's your answer.

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    2. this guy should not be flying , plus that ranch takes all the water from lake abert , its going dry , 2 strikes and your OUT !!

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