National Transportation Safety Board
Aviation Accident Preliminary Report

 

 

Location:

Fullerton, CA

Accident Number:

WPR16LA167

Date & Time:

08/24/2016, 1800 PDT

Registration:

N16FD

Aircraft:

SIAI-MARCHETTI SF260

Injuries:

2 Minor

Flight Conducted Under:

Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

On August 24, 2016, about 1800 pacific daylight time, a Siai-Marchetti SF260 airplane, N16FD, sustained substantial damage following a loss of control during takeoff at the Fullerton Municipal Airport (FUL), Fullerton, CA. The flight was being operated by Air Combat USA, Fullerton, as an aerobatic training flight under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The airline transport rated pilot and one passenger received minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no FAA flight plan was on file.

The pilot reported that the preflight, taxi, and initial takeoff roll were all normal. During the initial takeoff, just after rotation, the airplane began rolling left. The pilot attempted to correct for the roll by adding full right aileron and rudder, but the airplane continued to the left and impacted the ground off the left side of the runway. After the airplane impacted the ground, it continued to travel across a flight school ramp, hitting four parked airplanes, and a hangar before coming to rest. A small post-crash fire was quickly extinguished by airport personnel.

The airplane was recovered to a secure location, and examination of the airframe and engine are pending.

 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make:

SIAI-MARCHETTI

Registration:

N16FD

Model/Series:

SF260 D

Aircraft Category:

Airplane

Amateur Built:

No

 

 

Operator:

Air Combat, USA

Operating Certificate(s) Held:

Certificate of Authorization or Waiver (COA)

 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:

Visual Conditions

Condition of Light:

Day

Observation Facility, Elevation:

KFUL, 96 ft msl

Observation Time:

0053 UTC

Distance from Accident Site:

0 Nautical Miles

Temperature/Dew Point:

28°C / 13°C

Lowest Cloud Condition:

Clear

Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:

Light and Variable / , Variable

Lowest Ceiling:

None

Visibility

10 Miles

Altimeter Setting:

29.9 inches Hg

Type of Flight Plan Filed:

Unknown

Departure Point:

Fullerton, CA (FUL)

Destination:

Fullerton, CA (FUL)

 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:

1 Minor

Aircraft Damage:

Substantial

Passenger Injuries:

1 Minor

Aircraft Fire:

On-Ground

Ground Injuries:

N/A

Aircraft Explosion:

None

Total Injuries:

2 Minor

Latitude, Longitude:

33.870556, -117.981667 (est)

 

Administrative Information

Investigator In Charge (IIC):

Christopher R Shaver

Additional Participating Persons:

Rick Hutton; FAA Long Beach FSDO; Long Beach, CA

Note:

The NTSB did not travel to the scene of this accident.