14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, March 05, 2012 in East Troy, WI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N6849B
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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On March 5, 2012, about 1430 central standard time, a Piper PA-22-140, N6849B, experienced a total loss of engine power during cruise flight. The pilot subsequently made an off airport forced landing to a field near East Troy, Wisconsin. The certificated private pilot was uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan had not been filed for the flight destined to Burlington Municipal Airport (BUU), Burlington, Wisconsin.
In this photo taken Tuesday, March 6, 2012 workers remove the engine of an aircraft that crash landed in the Mukwonago River on Monday. A 56-year-old man miraculously escaped with a few bumps and bruises after crash landing a plane in the Mukwonago River near where it meets Interstate 43 just before 2:30 p.m. Monday. Vaughan Weeks of Racine is the registered owner of the Piper fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft.
Tim Snopek / The Freeman
IDENTIFICATION Regis#: 6849B Make/Model: PA22 Description: PA-22 Tri-Pacer, Caribbean, Colt Date: 03/05/2012 Time: 2039 Event Type: Incident Highest Injury: None Mid Air: N Missing: N Damage: Unknown LOCATION City: EAST TROY State: WI Country: US DESCRIPTION AIRCRAFT FORCE LANDED ON A RIVER, NEAR EAST TROY, WI INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 0 # Crew: 1 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: 1 # Pass: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: # Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: OTHER DATA Activity: Unknown Phase: Unknown Operation: OTHER FAA FSDO: MILWAUKEE, WI (GL13) Entry date: 03/06/2012