Accident Cessna 195B Businessliner N2147C,
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Date:Monday 8 April 2024
Type:Silhouette image of generic C195 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 195B Businessliner
Registration: N2147C
MSN: 16132
Year of manufacture:1954
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Portales Municipal Airport (PRZ/KPRZ), Portales, NM -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Portales Municipal Airport, NM (KPRZ)
Destination airport:Cortez-Montezuma County Airport, CO (CEZ/KCEZ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On April 8, 2024, about 1615 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 195B, N2147C, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Portales, New Mexico. The pilot and two passengers received minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, he had landed at Portales Municipal Airport (PRZ), Portales, New Mexico, to refuel during a cross-country flight. After refueling, he proceeded to take off on runway 19. He reported that the takeoff roll was normal, and the airplane remained on the runway centerline. Just prior to rotation, the airplane veered to the right and exited the right side of the runway. Subsequently, the right main landing gear collapsed, and the right wing struck the ground.

Post accident examination of the airplane revealed that the fuselage and right wing were substantially damaged. According to the automated weather report, the wind was from 120° at 12 knots. The pilot reported that he had applied crosswind control inputs during the takeoff roll.

Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots / 20 knots, 90°

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report




Revision history:

11-Apr-2024 06:13 AgOps Added
13-Apr-2024 08:48 AgOps Updated [Source]
13-May-2024 19:34 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report]

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