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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240596
Last updated: 8 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna TU206B Turbo Super Skywagon
Registration: N3422L
C/n / msn: U206-0722
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Grand Canyon National Park Airport (GCN/KGCN), Tusayan, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Grand Canyon, AZ (GCN)
Destination airport:Grand Canyon-National Park Airport, AZ (GCN/KGCN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
On August 28, 2020, about 1100 mountain standard time, a Cessna TU206B, N3422L, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Grand Canyon, Arizona. The pilot sustained a minor injury. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 air drop flight.
In a telephone conversation with a National Transportation Safety Board aviation accident investigator, the pilot reported that while on the left downwind to land on runway 21, he was cleared to land and started to configure the airplane. He opened the cowl flaps, fuel mixture was full rich, and the propeller was full forward. The pilot stated that it was when he was abeam the approach end of the runway that a total loss of engine power occurred. He switched fuel tanks from right to left and turned on the electric fuel pump, attempted to restart the engine, but to no avail. Concerned that he would not make the runway, he elected to land on a highway, which is adjacent to the east of the airport. During the landing roll the right wing impacted a pole, which resulted in the airplane nosing over and coming to rest inverted. The pilot also mentioned that two trips prior to the accident flight, he added 29 gallons of fuel. Subsequent to having egressed the airplane, he observed fuel leaking from both tanks.
The airplane was recovered to a secured storage facility for further examination.


NTSB: (photo)


Revision history:

28-Aug-2020 20:25 Captain Adam Added
28-Aug-2020 21:24 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
29-Aug-2020 01:23 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Nature, Source]
29-Aug-2020 05:32 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
29-Aug-2020 06:23 harro Updated [Source]
08-Sep-2020 12:44 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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