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Tail numberN29122
Accident dateJune 08, 2008
Aircraft typeCessna U206C
LocationFremont, OH
Near 41.333056 N, -83.161111 W
Additional details: None

NTSB description

On June 8, 2008, at 1256 eastern daylight time, a Cessna U206C, N29122, piloted by a commercial pilot, impacted terrain about 3/4 mile east of the approach end of runway 27 (4,137 feet by 60 feet, asphalt) at Fremont Airport (14G), Fremont, Ohio. The pilot was providing rides during a scheduled Lyons Club Fly-In Breakfast at the airport at the time of the accident. The pilot and five passengers were fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The 14 CFR Part 91 flight was not operating on a flight plan. The local flight originated from 14G.

The accident flight was about the 6th flight of the day providing airplane rides, which began approximately 0830. Passengers were charged a fee with a lesser fee charged for passengers under 50 lbs for rides lasting 10-15 minutes. The Fly-In had been held at least for the past 10 years at the airport, which was owned by the pilot.

Witnesses reported that the airplane was flying at a low altitude heading towards the west/southwest when it banked, descended, and impacted a field behind a house. One witness stated that the airplane was flying very slow, almost on the edge of a stall. This witness further stated that he heard the engine "throttle up" and then the airplane appeared to stall with the left wing "dipping." The airplane then descended below the tree line.

The accident site exhibited ground scarring in an area several feet around the main wreckage and no broken trees consistent with an in flight impact by the airplane were noted. The fuselage was consumed by fire. The wing flaps were in the extended position. Both wing fuel tanks contained fuel consistent with 100 low lead aviation fuel. The propeller was separated from the engine and exhibited torsional bending and twisting.

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