Tuesday, December 22, 2020

North American Navion, N4106K: Accident occurred December 21, 2020 at Livermore Municipal Airport (KLVK), Alameda 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; Alameda, California

Location: Livermore, CA
Accident Number: WPR21LA072
Date & Time: December 21, 2020, 15:25 Local
Registration: N4106K
Aircraft: Navion Navion A 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Flight test

On December 21, 2020, at 1525 Pacific standard time, a Navion A, N4106K, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Livermore Municipal Airport (LVK), Livermore, California. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot was conducting a test flight and reported the runup was normal and the engine developed full power during takeoff. However, shortly after takeoff, as he turned crosswind and throttled back, the engine started to miss, and the airplane wouldn’t climb. The pilot returned to runway 25L for landing. When the pilot was on final, he reduced the throttle again for the approach and the engine quit. The pilot landed short of the runway and the left wing impacted concrete blocks.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Navion
Registration: N4106K
Model/Series: Navion A 
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: KLVK,393 ft msl 
Observation Time: 14:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C /4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Livermore, CA 
Destination: Livermore, CA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 37.693052,-121.81164

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