Accident Cessna 206 N308M, Thursday 12 January 2006
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Date:Thursday 12 January 2006
Time:14:55 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 206
Owner/operator:Gmr Aerial Surveys, Inc.
Registration: N308M
MSN: 2060092
Year of manufacture:1964
Total airframe hrs:6971 hours
Engine model:Continental IO-520A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lexington, Kentucky -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Mount Sterling Montgomery County Airport, KY (KIOB)
Destination airport:Lexington-Blue Grass Airport, KY (LEX/KLEX)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane was in a descent for landing, about 3 miles from the destination airport, when the pilot adjusted the throttle to level the airplane. The engine continued to run at the power setting used for the descent, and further adjustments of the throttle produced no change in engine speed. Based on the wind and available engine power, the pilot elected to perform a forced landing to a parking lot. While maneuvering in the landing flare to avoid obstacles, the airplane dragged the left wing, landed hard, collapsed the nose gear, and then struck a curb before it came to rest. Examination of the airplane by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspectors revealed a severed throttle cable. Examination of the cable by a National Transportation Safety Board metallurgist revealed the cable failed in fatigue. The wear around the housing was described as "uniform" and "severe" and consistent with exposure to contaminants, as well as vibration and bending loads. The cable was installed 4 years, and 1,200 hours prior to the accident.

Probable Cause: Failure of the throttle cable. Contributing to the accident was unsuitable terrain for a forced landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC06LA054
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Download report: Final report



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