Saturday, July 20, 2013

Piper PA-28R-201T Turbo Arrow III, N31698: Accident occurred July 19, 2013 in Holdrege, Nebraska

NTSB Identification: CEN13LA429 
 14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, July 19, 2013 in Holdrege, NE
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201T, registration: N31698
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On July 19, 2013, about 1200 central daylight time), a Piper PA-28RT-201T, N31698, impacted high vegetation during a forced landing following a loss of engine power during climbout from the Brewster Field Airport (HDE), near Holdrege, Nebraska. The pilot who was the sole occupant was uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial wing damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by Altitude LLC under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual flight rules (VFR) conditions prevailed for the flight, which did not operate on a VFR flight plan. The flight was originating from HDE at the time of the accident and was destined for the Mark Hoard Memorial Airport, near Leoti, Kansas.

At 1155, the recorded weather at HDE was: Wind 050 degrees at 7 knots; visibility 10 statute miles; sky condition clear; temperature 30 degrees C; dew point 19 degrees C; altimeter 30.02 inches of mercury.

Courtesy of Phelps County Sheriff's Office. 

Courtesy of Phelps County Sheriff's Office. 

Courtesy of Phelps County Sheriff's Office. 

The Phelps County Sheriff's Office is reporting an emergency landing of a small airplane north of Holdrege.
Mark Budde of Leoti, Kansas advised the Sheriff's Office that he took-off in his 1978 Piper Turbo Arrow from the Holdrege airport at noon. 

The plane lost power shortly after take-off and Budde determined he didn't have enough power to return to the airport. 

Chief Deputy Russ Nedrig says Budde found a dirt road to set the plane down but, the right wing caught the nearby corn and spun the plane into the field.

 No injuries were reported. 

Some damage was reported to the plane, a small amount of corn and some irrigation pipe. 

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