Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Piper PA-22-150, N4356A: Accident occurred March 02, 2016 in Fountain Hills, Maricopa County, Arizona

http://registry.faa.gov/N4356A

NTSB Identification: WPR16LA079
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 02, 2016 in Fountain Hills, AZ
Aircraft: PIPER PA 22-150, registration: N4356A
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 March 2, 2016, about 1600 mountain standard time, a Piper PA-22-150 airplane, N4356A, executed a precautionary landing onto a sandy wash following a partial loss of engine power near Fountain Hills, Arizona. The private pilot and passenger were not injured; and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings. The airplane was registered to, and operated by, a private party as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The local flight originated from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA), Phoenix, Arizona. 

The pilot reported that they were flying low, about 700 feet above the ground, taking pictures of the river when the airplane's engine started to sputter. The pilot added full power and ensured that the mixture and carburetor heat were full forward. Unable to regain full power, he landed the airplane on a sandy wash. During the landing roll, the airplane sunk into the sand and the right wing impacted vegetation. The airplane nosed over and came to rest with its back against a berm. 

The airplane has been recovered to a secure location for further examination.

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Scottsdale FSDO-07





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The aircraft had departed from Falcon Field for a local flight, according to the FAA.

Authorities say the two people aboard the single-engine plane are being evaluated by Fort McDowell Fire Department paramedics.

Sheriff's officials say they are assisting Fort McDowell authorities in the investigation of the crash.

Original article can be found here: http://www.abc15.com



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The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane had to make an emergency landing on the road.

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Original article can be found here: http://www.12news.com



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No injuries are reported.

It's unknown how many passengers were on board.  

MCSO is assisting the Fort McDowell police and fire departments in the investigation.

Original article can be found here: http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com


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Authorities say the two people aboard the plane are being evaluated by Fort McDowell Fire Department paramedics.

The cause of the crash is unclear at this time.

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Sheriff's officials say they are assisting Fort McDowell authorities in the investigation of the crash.

Original article can be found here: http://www.kvoa.com

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