Sunday, April 24, 2022

Cessna 170B, N4398B: Accident occurred April 23, 2022 in Ravensdale, King County, Washington

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; Seattle, Washington

Location: Ravensdale, Washington 
Accident Number: WPR22LA166
Date and Time: April 23, 2022, 18:20 Local
Registration: N4398B
Aircraft: Cessna 170B 
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On April 23, 2022, about 1820 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 170B, N4398B, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Ravensdale, Washington. The pilot and passenger were seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, he departed Arlington Municipal Airport (KAWO) about 0900 for a cross-country flight, with multiple intermediate legs and a destination of Enumclaw Airport (WA77). About 1 hour and 30 minutes into the last leg of the cross-country flight, the engine lost all power. The pilot immediately verified that the mixture and throttle control settings were advanced and switched the fuel selector lever from BOTH to the right tank then to the left tank, but the engine did not restart. The pilot then maneuvered the airplane towards a road for a forced landing, but the airplane impacted treetops. The airplane came to rest upright on a riverbank.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N4398B
Model/Series: 170B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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:
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Arlington, WA (AWO) 
Destination: Enumclaw, WA (WA77)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 47.301483,-121.84748 (est)

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances. 

Date: 24-APR-22
Time: 02:29:00Z
Regis#: N4398B
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 170
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

Two men are safe after a small plane crash Saturday.

Puget Sound Fire says it happened between the Howard Hanson Reservoir and the City of Palmer.

First responders say the plane went down a 60-foot embankment and was partially submerged in the Green River.

They shared a video of a person being lifted to safety.

Firefighters with Puget Sound Fire and King County Fire District 47 pulled two people from a plane that crashed in Ravensdale, Puget Sound Fire tweeted Saturday night.

Puget Sound Fire said the plane was at the bottom of a 60-foot steep embankment and was partially submerged in a river.

Crews used ropes to rescue the two men from the wreckage. Both suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment.

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