Friday, June 17, 2022

Cessna T206H Turbo Stationair, N52854: Accident occurred June 16, 2022 in Austin, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Aircraft crashed into Lady Bird Lake, south of Austin, Texas.  Aircraft sank. 

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department


Date: 16-JUN-22
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N52854
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 206
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: AUSTIN
State: TEXAS

Aircraft crashed into Lady Bird Lake under unknown circumstances. 

Date: 16-JUN-22
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N52854
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 206
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
City: AUSTIN
State: TEXAS

6 comments:

  1. https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/apd-paddle-boarders-rescue-pilot-after-plane-crashes-into-lady-bird-lake/

    Pilot injured and in hospital, after mechanical issue during maintenance check flight.

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    1. For a maintenance check flight, the track turned away from the runway heading mighty early, giving up over 7,000 feet of remaining pavement that would have been useful for landing on if power had been lost early on instead of later in the flight.

      Track (zoomed in to show takeoff):
      https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=a6a9ca&lat=30.189&lon=-97.668&zoom=14.3&showTrace=2022-06-16&trackLabels&timestamp=1655405689
      Full track (zoomed out, with labels):
      https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=a6a9ca&lat=30.181&lon=-97.776&zoom=11.5&showTrace=2022-06-16&trackLabels&timestamp=1655405689
      Wx:
      KAUS 161853Z 15005KT 10SM BKN300 36/17 A3006
      (30.06 local altimeter adds 140 feet to ADS-B reported alts)
      KAUS Elevation: 541' MSL.

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    2. Not how it happened-get your facts straight before you opine...

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  2. "This small reservoir offers scenic views of downtown Austin and some of the best bass fishing in the Austin area! ​With a maximum depth of just 18 feet, bass can be caught shallow all year long on this urban reservoir."

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  3. It looks like he flew right over the person on the kayak or paddleboard that rescued him just before hitting the water.

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    1. Sure did, and that person's effort was a big help to the pilot, as featured in this news article, along with info from investigators that he had smoke in the cockpit followed by engine failure. Pilot reportedly is just dealing with a cough after inhaling smoke but is OK otherwise:

      https://www.kxan.com/news/texas-woman-nearly-hit-by-crashing-plane-on-lady-bird-lake-helped-rescue-pilot/

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