Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Cessna 152, N94569, Chester Charter Inc: Accident occurred March 01, 2016 in Chester, Middlesex County, Connecticut


NTSB Identification: ERA16LA122 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 01, 2016 in Chester, CT
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N94569
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 March 1, 2016, about 1130 eastern standard time, a Cessna 152, N94569, was substantially damaged during a runway excursion after landing at the Chester Airport (SNC), Chester, Connecticut. The private pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

According to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, after flying .7 hours with a flight instructor, the pilot elected to do a local area solo flight. During this solo flight the pilot landed on runway 35, a dry, 2,722-foot-long, 50-foot-wide, asphalt runway. After landing, the airplane continued off the right side on the runway, through a fence, and came to rest in the grassy area. According to witnesses, the airplane touched down about 200 feet beyond the midpoint of the runway.

Postaccident examination of the airplane by an FAA inspector and an airframe and powerplant mechanic revealed damage to the engine mount, the right side nose landing gear rod, and the propeller. Functional testing of the brakes showed that they were operational and did not reveal evidence any pre- or post-impact mechanical anomalies.

Weather reported at SNC at the time of the accident included sky clear, 10 miles of visibility and wind 350 degrees at 8 knots.

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