Friday, October 08, 2021

Piper PA-24-180 Comanche, N5585P: Accident occurred October 07, 2021 near Northern Colorado Regional Airport (KFNL), Loveland, Larimer 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
Location: Loveland, Colorado
Accident Number: CEN22LA010
Date and Time: October 7, 2021, 07:37 Local
Registration: N5585P
Aircraft: Piper PA-24 Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On October 7, 2021, about 0737 mountain daylight time, a Piper PA-24, N5585P, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Northern Colorado Regional Airport (FNL), Fort Collins, Colorado. The pilot and passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that after departure from Runway 15 at FNL, the engine lost partial power and the airplane was not able to climb normally. The pilot executed a forced landing onto a road, during which the airplane impacted a pole and the left wing was substantially damaged.

The airplane was retained for examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N5585P
Model/Series: PA-24 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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: KFNL, 5015 ft msl
Observation Time: 07:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C /4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.13 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Fort Collins, CO (FNL) 
Destination: Caspar, WY (CPR)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 40.435654,-105.00072 (est)

1 comment:

  1. very active 'ACTIVITY LOG' from FNL base. Returned previous night, departure prior to 0700.

    @ thedenverchannel "By: Stephanie Butzer
    Posted at 7:15 AM, Oct 07, 2021
    and last updated 6:53 PM, Oct 07, 2021

    LOVELAND, Colo. — A single-engine aircraft crashed near the Northern Colorado Regional Airport in Larimer County Thursday morning.

    The 1958 Piper Cherokee lost power after takeoff and crashed along Crossroads Boulevard near Byrd Drive, just outside the airport, around 7 a.m., according to the Northern Colorado Regional Airport and the Loveland Police Department.

    The plane touched down on its belly in the westbound lanes of Crossroads Blvd., veered into a pole that sheared off its left wing, and spun onto the street's shoulder.

    A police spokesperson said the pilot was taken to Medical Center of the Rockies for treatment and the passenger was not hurt."


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