Monday, January 11, 2016

Cessna 441 Conquest II, N779CC, Northern Meridian LLC: Accident occurred January 08, 2016 at Hector International Airport (FAR), Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota


NTSB Identification: CEN16LA098
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, January 08, 2016 in Fargo, ND
Aircraft: CESSNA 441, registration: N779CC
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On January 8, 2016, about 1000 central standard time, a Cessna 441, N779CC, sustained substantial damage during a hard landing at the Hector International Airport (FAR), Fargo, North Dakota. The pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The airplane was owned and operated by Northern Meridian LLC under the provisions of the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a positioning flight. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed, and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed. The flight departed from the Detroit Lakes Airport (DTL), Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, at an unknown time and was destined for FAR.

At 0853, the surface weather observation at FAR was: wind 340 degrees at 19 kts, 5 miles visibility, mist, overcast at 700 ft, temperature -7 degrees C, dew point -9 degrees C, altimeter 29.98 inches of mercury.

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Fargo FSDO-21

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