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Tail numberN29109
Accident dateOctober 01, 2008
Aircraft typeCessna U206C
LocationAnchorage, AK
Near 61.213611 N, -149.844444 W
Additional details: None

NTSB description

On October 1, 2008, about 1140 Alaska daylight time, a Cessna U206C airplane, N29109, was destroyed following a loss of engine power and collision with a building, during takeoff initial climb from Merrill Field, Anchorage, Alaska. The airplane was being operated by the pilot as a visual flight rules (VFR) personal cross-country flight under Title 14, CFR Part 91, when the accident occurred. The commercial pilot and sole passenger received fatal injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a VFR flight plan was filed.

During interviews conducted October 1, by National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators and FAA air safety inspectors, numerous witnesses, including pilots and aircraft mechanics, stated that their attention was drawn to the airplane as it began its initial climb after takeoff. They reported hearing the engine lose power, and saw the airplane roll into a nose-high, steep left turn. They said the airplane appeared to stall, the nose pitched down, and it descended steeply, colliding with a building outside the airport boundary. The airplane came to rest in the parking lot of the building, and was consumed by a postcrash fire.

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