Friday, January 15, 2021

Cessna 172G Skyhawk, N5930R: Accident occurred January 14, 2021 at Southwest Washington Regional Airport (KKLS), Kelso, Washington

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; Seattle, Washington

Downwind Corp

Location: Kelso, WA 
Accident Number: WPR21LA100
Date & Time: January 14, 2021, 13:00 Local 
Registration: N5930R
Aircraft: Cessna 172G
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N5930R
Model/Series: 172G 
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: KLS,20 ft msl 
Observation Time: 12:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C /4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 160°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.36 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Scappoose, OR (SPB)
Destination: Kelso, WA (KLS)

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: 46.12,-122.9 (est)

Kelso, Washington – A single-engine aircraft ran off the runway and flipped onto its top at Kelso Airport around noon today. 

The pilot was the only person on board and was uninjured.

The pilot reported that he was unable to steer his aircraft after landing and that it turned off of the runway into the grass.

The aircraft wheels wedged into the soft ground and the aircraft flipped onto its top. 

Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue (C2FR), Kelso Police Department, Cowlitz County Sherriff’s Department along with Airport personnel and the LifeFlight crew stationed at the airport responded. 

The pilot secured electrical and potential fuel hazards before exiting the aircraft.

Law Enforcement will be assisting in the investigation of the cause of the crash with results available at a later date. 

LT. Dan W. Cothren, Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue 

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