Friday, April 29, 2016

Cessna 182L Skylane, N42411: Fatal accident occurred April 24, 2016 in Carrollton, Ohio


NTSB Identification: CEN16FA169
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 24, 2016 in Carrollton, OH
Aircraft: CESSNA 182L, registration: N42411
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On April 24, 2016, about 1815 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 182L airplane, N42411, was substantially damaged during an in-flight collision with trees and terrain near Carrollton, Ohio. The pilot was fatally injured. The aircraft was registered to and operated by pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Carroll County – Tolson Airport (TSO), Carrollton, Ohio, about 1800. The intended destination was the Salem Airpark (38D), Salem, Ohio.

The accident airplane was unaccounted for several days after the accident. A review of air traffic control radar data and information obtained from the pilot's cellular phone service provider resulted in a ground search that ultimately located the accident airplane on April 29th.

The accident site was located in a wooded, ravine about 5.5 miles northeast of TSO. The airplane came to rest upright on an approximate 200 degree magnetic heading. The engine and engine cowling were partially separated from the airframe; the propeller remained securely attached to the engine. The cockpit and cabin areas were compromised; the aft fuselage was deformed. The outboard portion of the left wing was separated near mid-span and located adjacent to the wreckage. The right wing was dislocated, but remained attached to the airframe. Both wing exhibited leading edge crushing. The empennage remained attached to the aft fuselage. All flight control surfaces remained attached to the airframe. Separations in the aileron control cables appeared consistent with overstress separations; elevator and rudder control continuity was confirmed from the control surfaced to the cockpit controls.
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Pictured is Willard Olds' poodle Killer, which survived a plane crash that claimed Olds. 

(photo courtesy of Carroll County Sheriff)

CARROLLTON An 83-year-old pilot was dead, still strapped in his crashed plane days after it went down.

Beneath his seat was his small poodle, still alive.

Carroll County Sheriff's deputies found the body of Willard C. Olds, 83, of Canfield early Friday — five days after the pilot was last seen leaving an airport. His dog, named Killer, survived the crash, said Sheriff Dale Williams.

Olds was pronounced dead by the Carroll County coroner at the scene of the crash, a half mile south of state Route 39 in Fox Township, Williams said.

Investigators from the Ohio Highway Patrol and the Federal Aviation Administration were investigating the crash, the sheriff said.

Preliminarily, deputies believe that Olds flew the green Cessna 182 four-seater plane from Carroll County-Tolson Airport around 4 or 5 p.m. Sunday.

"We believe he went down shortly after that," Williams said.

But no one notified authorities.

Olds was reported missing on Wednesday and deputies in Carroll County were notified about 7:30 or 7:45 p.m. Thursday, the sheriff said. They searched for the missing plane until dark and then resumed their search about 8 a.m.

Williams said they found Olds and the poodle about 10 a.m. in a wooded area.

Olds' fixed wing single-engine plane was built in 1968, according his FAA registration.

Williams said the dog remained with the pilot in the days since. "We got the dog out. He hadn't had anything to eat or drink since Sunday afternoon," Williams said.

The crash remained under investigation later Friday.

Original article can be found here:

MECHANICSTOWN, Ohio -   The wreckage of a private plane and the body of its pilot — missing from Salem since Sunday — have been found in a rural area south of the Columbiana County line.

Goshen Police say authorities found the body of Willard Olds and his single engine Cessna in Carroll County Friday morning.

The 83-year-old Green Township resident took off at around 3 p.m. Sunday from Salem Airpark without filing a flight plan.

Olds left his checkbook, personal photos, flight log, and his plane's maintenance log inside his car parked near the hangar.

Searchers began looking for the plane Thursday night along Route 39 just west of Mechanicstown after learning that the plane had disappeared from radar in that area.

The search was suspended due to darkness, but resumed after sunrise.

The plane was located at around 10 a.m. Friday.

FAA crash investigators were on the scene.

According to FAA records, Olds was issued a license in 2010 to pilot a single engine private plane.

Original article can be found here:

MECHANICSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The plane that was piloted by a Salem man who was reported missing was found Friday in Carroll County.

The debris of a 1986 Skylane plane that is believed to have been flown by 83-year-old Willard Olds was found near Route 39 in Mechanicstown.

The Carroll County coroner has been called to the scene.

Olds took off from Salem Air Park on Sunday afternoon and hasn’t been seen since. He was reported missing Wednesday.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the situation and said Olds did not file a flight plan nor was there a record of his landing at another airport, a Goshen Police report says.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Original article can be found here:

CARROLL COUNTY, Ohio — One man is dead after a single-engine plane crash in Carroll County.

Officials believe the plane crashed in Fox Township on Sunday night, but was not found until around 10 a.m. Friday.

Carroll County deputies and members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol were able to rescue a 10-year-old dog "Killer" that was inside the plane with the pilot - 83-year-old Willard Olds of Canfield, Ohio -- at the time of the crash.

"There was what they found when they were searching the plane, there was a dog found," Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams said. "A little poodle dog and the dog was still alive underneath the seat of the aircraft and the dog was taken from the scene and taken to a veterinarian and checked. The dog is going to be fine. The dog lived for 5 days, and the dog's gonna be fine."

Earlier in the day Sunday, the man flew out of Salem Airport into Carroll County. He later took off from there and the plane, Cesna 182, was located not far from where it was last seen on the radar.

The FAA is investigating along with the OSHP.

Olds has a daughter who lives in Hawaii.

Original article can be found here:

SALEM, OHIO - The search continues for a pilot who flew out of an area airport and did not return.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been alerted of the incident and its civil air patrol, ground crew and local law enforcement are conducting a search of the area in an approximate 50-100 mile radius, according to an FAA spokesperson. His destination is believed to have been Sandusky.

Willard Olds, 83, Western Reserve Road, Salem, was reported missing Tuesday afternoon after the owner of Salem Air Park said the pilot had flown out of the airport in a private plane Sunday afternoon and has not been seen since.

According to previous reports, the FAA said Olds did not file a flight plan nor is there a record of his landing at another airport. Olds' vehicle remained at the hangar with the plane's maintenance book, GPS and navigation instructions book and flight log, as well as his checkbook and personal photos.

The Mahoning County Sheriff's Office checked Olds' home, but no one was there.

According to a caller speaking on behalf of an acquaintance of Olds, the pilot was flying a 1968 green and white Cessna 182 Skylane single engine light plane.

The former owner of The Point dance hall just south of Canfield, Olds may be suffering from dementia and is known to carry his checkbook and photos in his vehicle, the caller said. He also had his teacup poodle "Killer" with him, the caller added.

Original article can be found here:

SALEM, Ohio -   The Ohio Highway Patrol has joined the effort to find a Green Township man who took off in a plane from Salem on Sunday and has not yet returned.

Troopers tell 21 News that they have been contacting airports in an attempt to find out if 83-year-old Willard Olds landed his green and white, single engine Cessna there.

There has been no sign of Olds since he took off at around 3 p.m. Sunday from Salem Airpark.

The Federal Aviation Administration has informed authorities that Olds did not file a flight plan, and so far there is no record of him landing at another airport.

Goshen police say Olds left his checkbook, personal photos, flight log, and his plane's maintenance log inside his car parked near the hangar.

Olds also has not been seen at his Green Township home.

It is not believed that Olds has any family in the area.

According to FAA records, Olds was issued a license in 2010 to pilot a single engine private plane.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol maintains an Aviation Section that provides technical service for aircraft crash investigations and enforcement of laws governing air traffic.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Willard Olds may contact the Goshen Police District by calling 330-332-1235.

Original article can be found here:

1 comment:

Killer the toy poodle said...

aka Mister Lucky