Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Cessna LC41-550FG, N10580, Grand Junction Aircraft Sales Inc: Accident occurred February 24, 2016 in Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Salt Lake City FSDO-07

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA108 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 23, 2016 in Grand Junction, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA LC41-550FG, registration: N10580
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 February 23, 2016, about 1810 mountain standard time, the right main tire on a Cessna LC41-550FG, N10580, failed on landing at Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT), Grand Junction, Colorado. The pilot and pilot-rated passenger were not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by Grand Junction Aircraft Sales, Inc., both of Grand Junction, Colorado, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a test flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and a Visual Flight Rules flight plan had been filed. The local flight originated from GJT about 1745.

The pilot reported that the landing touchdown was smooth, then the airplane suddenly veered to the right. Opposite braking was applied but to no avail. The airplane struck a taxiway sign at A-3 and collided with a ditch. Post-accident examination revealed the right main tire had blown out.

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