Friday, August 06, 2021

Stinson 108-1, N8656K: Accident occurred August 02, 2021 in Sterling, 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; Juneau, Alaska

Stinson Aviation Company LLC

Location: Sterling, AK
Accident Number: ANC21LA068
Date & Time: August 2, 2021, 14:58 Local
Registration: N8656K
Aircraft: Stinson 108-1 
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On August 2, 2021, about 1458 Alaska daylight time, a Stinson 108-1 airplane, N8656K, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Sterling, Alaska. The private pilot and three passengers were uninjured. The flight was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that the takeoff roll took longer than normal, however, the airplane seemed to climb normally with one notch of flaps until about 100 ft above ground level (AGL). The pilot said that at that point, the airplane would no longer climb and it began a descent toward trees located off the departure end of the runway. The airplane subsequently impacted the trees and came to rest at an estimated 45° angle and sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage.

A video of the takeoff from witnesses near the runway showed the airplane from the start of the takeoff roll until just before impact. The video showed the airplane lift off from the runway in a 3-point attitude, with the main wheels becoming airborne just prior to the tailwheel. The airplane entered a nose high attitude, and ascended to about tree top level. About 6 seconds after takeoff, the airplane began to descend, while still in a nose high attitude until the recording stopped. The sound of the engine was consistent throughout the length of video, with no audible anomalies noted. Additionally, the windsock indicated a slight right quartering tailwheel at the time of takeoff. 

The airplane was equipped with a Franklin 150-B4 engine.

A detailed engine examination is pending.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Stinson 
Registration: N8656K
Model/Series: 108-1 
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: PASX,113 ft msl
Observation Time: 14:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C /14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots / , 250°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Sterling, AK 
Destination: Sterling, AK

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 60.528637,-150.82989

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