Saturday, July 17, 2021

Cessna 170B, N2583C: Accident occurred July 11, 2021 in Rampart, Alaska

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; Fairbanks, Alaska

Location: Rampart, AK
Accident Number: ANC21LA059
Date & Time: July 11, 2021, 12:30 Local
Registration: N2583C
Aircraft: Cessna 170
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On July 11, 2021, about 1230 Alaska daylight time, a Cessna 170B, N2583C, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Rampart, Alaska. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that while enroute, he was flying through the mountains and the engine began to “run rough.” He looked for an emergency landing area and observed a “flat” spot, which he set up to land at. During the landing to the off-airport site, the main landing gear touched down and the terrain “immediately sucked [the airplane] in”. The pilot classified the terrain as very soft and full of moss and bumps. Subsequently, the airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted. The pilot was able to egress from the airplane without further incident.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left-wing and empennage. The airplane was equipped with a Continental Motors C-145 engine. The airplane has been recovered and is pending an examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N2583C
Model/Series: 170B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Departure Point: Bettles, AK (BTT)
Destination: Birchwood, AK (BCV)

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: 65.413046,-150.04006 (est)

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