Sunday, July 25, 2021

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N786CP: Accident occurred March 17, 2021 at Colorado Air and Space Port Airport (KCFO), Watkins, Adams County, Colorado

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; Denver, Colorado

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Civil Air Patrol

Location: Watkins, CO
Accident Number: CEN21LA160
Date & Time: March 17, 2021, 21:26 UTC
Registration: N786CP
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Public aircraft

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N786CP
Model/Series: 172 S 
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: KCFO,5515 ft msl 
Observation Time: 12:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 8°C /-3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 7500 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 20°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Centennial, CO (KAPA)
Destination: Watkins, CO

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 39.793705,-104.54734 (est)

1 comment:

  1. Aircraft manufactured 2015 and would had been equipped with G-1000. Theory of CAP having new planes with glass panels to prevent accidents not applicable in this case. Pilots did a great job of minimizing damage and injuries. Again an example for all of us fellow pilots to look up to and learn from.