Sunday, April 04, 2021

Piper PA-22-150 Tri-Pacer, N2716P: Accident occurred July 13, 2020 at Cortland County Airport-Chase Field (N03), New York

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; New York

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Location: Cortland, NY
Accident Number: ERA20CA246
Date & Time: July 13, 2020, 09:45 Local 
Registration: N2716P
Aircraft: Piper PA22 
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal
Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information
Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N2716P
Model/Series: PA22 150 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file 
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: KITH, 1099 ft msl
Observation Time: 09:45 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2500 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 310°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.87 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Cortland, NY (N03) 
Destination: Cortland, NY (N03)
Wreckage and Impact Information
Crew Injuries: 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: N/A 
Latitude, Longitude: 42.58889,-76.220275 (est)


  1. Thankfully, again no loss of life BUT SCARY!

  2. another cowboy flying out there with no medical. gotta love it...

  3. 2 dummies. What kind of mechanic hooks up the ailerons incorrectly?

  4. Checking flight controls is done from the basic student just learning with his/her instructor to the highest level senior captain of a 747-8 or US Navy F/A-18 Superhornet driver prior to launch from the deck of a carrier in night combat conditions. There are procedures in aviation for a reason. Imbeciles.


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