Friday, June 17, 2016

Nieuport 11, N124TG: Accident occurred June 16, 2016 near Gardner Municipal Airport (K34), Johnson County, Kansas

National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Accident Preliminary Report:

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA230
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 17, 2016 in Gardner, KS
Aircraft: GLAESER NIEUPORT 11, registration: N124TG
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 June 17, 2016, about 2040 central daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Nieuport 11, N124TG, experienced a hard landing and impact with terrain during a precautionary landing at Gardner Municipal Airport (K34), Gardner City, Kansas. The pilot performed the precautionary landing after he felt a vibration from the horizontal stabilizer while in the airport traffic pattern. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The pilot was uninjured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The local flight originated from K34 at time unknown.


A private plane made an unplanned landing near the Gardner Municipal Airport. 

Kansas Highway Patrol and Gardner police were called to the scene at West 175th Street and Jessica Street in Gardner. 

The plane involved in the unplanned landing was a World War I replica plane. The pilot is a 47-year-old man in Arizona who was traveling in town for a plane show. He was not hurt.

Original article can be found here:

GARDNER, Kan. - A bi-wing plane made a hard landing in a field near the Gardner Municipal Airport in Gardner, Kansas, on Thursday night following a mechanical malfunction.

The pilot, who was the only person on the plane, was not injured, according to authorities.

Trp Armitage responded to this aircraft crash at the Gardner Municipal Airport at 8:42pm. Pilot was uninjured.

The plane is a WWI replica and was supposed to be part of an air show this weekend.

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