Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Socata TBM700, N602MA: Accident occurred January 19, 2016 at Jabara Airport (KAAO), Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas

Premier Furnace Specialists, Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N602MA 

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA093
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in Wichita, KS
Aircraft: SOCATA TBM700, registration: N602MA
Injuries: 2 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 19, 2016, about 1238 central standard time, a Socata TBM 700 airplane, N602MA, was substantially damaged after landing short at the Colonel James Jabara Airport (AAO), Wichita, Kansas. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by Premier Furnace Specialists, Inc. under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a business flight. Day instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) prevailed for the flight, which departed on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan from the Schenck Field Airport (ICL), Clarinda, Iowa about 1137.

The pilot stated that after departure from ICL, he was in and out clouds at his cruising altitude of flight level 200. He was advised of icing conditions along the route of flight and activated the de-ice boots on automatic, the propeller heat, and the heated windshield, each of which appeared to be operating normally. During the descent into AAO, the pilot observed ice accumulating on the leading edges of the wings, but the de-ice boots appeared to be operating to keep the leading edges of the wings clear.

The pilot flew an instrument landing system (ILS) approach to Runway 18 at AAO with the autopilot connected. After exiting IMC conditions on final about 1,200 feet agl, the pilot lowered flaps to the takeoff setting, extended the landing gear, and disconnected the autopilot. Descending though about 1,000 feet agl, he noticed the airplane shudder, with an immediate increase in sink rate. The pilot stated he applied full engine power while on final, but the airplane continued to descend and subsequently touched down 1,463 feet short of the Runway 18 threshold. The airplane skidded 460 feet, during which the landing gear impacted a ground hog hole and the airplane nosed over, which damaged the firewall and wing spar.

At 1239, the weather observation station at AAO reported the following conditions: wind 050 degrees at 8 knots, visibility 2 ½ miles in mist, broken clouds at 700 feet agl, overcast clouds at 1,100 feet agl, temperature minus 2 degrees C, dew point minus 3 degrees C, and altimeter setting 30.13 inches of mercury.

At 1233, the weather observation station at ICT, located about 12 miles southwest of AAO, reported the following conditions: wind 020 degrees at 7 knots, visibility 2 miles in light drizzle and mist, overcast clouds at 800 feet agl, temperature minus 1 degrees C, dew point minus 3 degrees C, altimeter setting 30.13 inches of mercury.

The terminal aerodrome forecast (TAF) for ICT issued at 0854 and used for preflight planning expected minimum visual flight rules (MVFR) conditions at the estimated time of arrival with wind 110 degrees at 12 knots, visibility unrestricted, and overcast clouds at 1,500 feet agl. Light freezing drizzle was forecast between 1300 and 1900.

At the time of the accident, the National Weather Service had an Airmen's Meteorological Advisory (AIRMET) covering the route for moderate icing conditions from the freezing level to 18,000 feet msl.

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Wichita FSDO-64

Wichita, KAN. - Update - 2:55 pm: Emergency officials say one person suffered minor injuries in the crash. That person did not want to go to the hospital for treatment. 
The plane was coming from Iowa.

Authorities aren't sure if weather played a role in the accident.

The plane leaked approximately 140 gallons of fuel.  Fire crews and environmental officials were called to help with the cleanup.

One person has minor injuries in a plane crash at Jabara Airport.

It was reported around 12:45 Tuesday afternoon. Dispatch tells us they think the plane is off the runway but aren't sure.

Wichita Fire Dept. says crews are trying to control a fuel leak.

The plane is registered to a Premiere Furnace Specialists in Farmington Hills, MI according to Flightaware.com. An employee of the company tells us the company's owner and another man were on board. She says the two were on a business trip.

The plane is a TBM 700. The tail number is N602MA according to Flightaware.com.

Flighaware.com reports it was flying to Jabara Airport from Clarinda, Iowa.

Story, video and photo gallery:  http://www.kwch.com

WICHITA, Kansas – A small plane carrying two people onboard crashed at Wichita’s Jabara airport, but no one was seriously hurt. 

A witness said the plane, a Socata TBM-700, appeared to have engine trouble and landed short of the runway.

Wichita Fire Department’s battalion chief, Stuart Bevis, said the plane came down at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday on the north end of the airport runway. He says one person was treated for minor injuries at the scene, but refused transport to the hospital.

Officials say about 140 gallons of fuel leaked from one of the wings.

Flightaware.com shows that the plane is registered to Premiere Furnace Specialists of Farmington Hills, MI as of January 15, 2016.  The plane was coming to Wichita from Ohio.

The FAA says it is investigating the incident.

Story, video and photo gallery:  http://ksn.com

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