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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215898
Last updated: 20 September 2019
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Date:30-SEP-2018
Time:18:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C77R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 177RG Cardinal RG
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N46321
C/n / msn: 177RG1129
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North of Brackett Field Airport (KPOC), La Verne, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Training
Departure airport:La Verne-Brackett Field, CA (POC/KPOC)
Destination airport:La Verne-Brackett Field, CA (POC/KPOC)
Narrative:
Shortly after aircraft departed runway 26L the pilot reported that it experienced an engine failure and requested a 180 turn to land on Runway 8L The aircraft impacted the terrain northwest of Brackett Field Airport (KPOC), La Verne, California. The airplane sustained substantial damage and one of the two occupants onboard was fatally injured. One occupant onboard the aircraft received serious injuries.

NTSB preliminary report:

On September 30, 2018, about 1800 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 177RG, N46321, impacted terrain following a reported engine issue during takeoff-initial climb from Brackett Field Airport (KPOC), La Verne, California. The commercial pilot seated in the right front seat was fatally injured and the airline transport pilot seated in the left front seat was seriously injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings and fuselage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from KPOC at 1755.

According to multiple witnesses located near the accident site, the engine backfired several times before or during the takeoff roll on runway 26L. One witness, who was monitoring the air traffic control tower frequency, heard a male pilot declare an emergency, stating they had engine trouble. The tower controller subsequently cleared the pilot for a right turn to return to the airport. Witnesses further reported that the airplane impacted terrain while in the right turn.

Examination of the accident site revealed that the airplane came to rest upright on a heading of about 265 magnetic. The airplane impacted terrain about 770 feet beyond the departure end of the runway and about 630 feet right of the runway centerline. All major structural components were located at the accident site. The wreckage was recovered to a secure location
for further examination.


Sources:

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Fatal-plane-crash-La-Verne-Plane-Crash-494754241.html
https://ktla.com/2018/09/30/man-killed-woman-hurt-in-small-airplane-crash-near-brackett-field-in-la-verne/

Data ______________

https://www.google.com/maps?oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari&um=1&ie=UTF-8&fb=1&gl=us&entry=s&sa=X&ll=34.0932251,-117.7781912&z=13&ftid=0x80c32e512a585763:0xaf9b7149cf3b7b0a&q=1600+Puddingstone+Dr,+La+Verne,+CA+91750&gmm=CgIgAQ%3D%3D&ved=2ahUKEwiltsXUneTdAhUI_4MKHcmXBMEQ8gEwAHoECAoQAQ
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=46321%20
http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/000407690.html

NTSB ______________

https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20180930X31500&AKey=1&RType=Prelim&IType=FA


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Oct-2018 03:05 Geno Added
01-Oct-2018 03:17 Geno Updated [Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Oct-2018 06:35 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
08-Oct-2018 19:48 Anon. Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
09-Sep-2019 14:39 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
09-Sep-2019 14:40 Iceman 29 Updated [Source]
09-Sep-2019 14:40 Iceman 29 Updated [Time]

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