Monday, June 27, 2016

Piper J3F-65 Cub, N29042; accident occurred June 27, 2016 near Front Range Airport (KFTG), Denver, Colorado -Kathryn's Report

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Denver FSDO-03

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA239
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 26, 2016 in Strasburg, CO
Aircraft: PIPER J3F 65, registration: N29042
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 26, 2016, about 1950 central daylight time (CDT), a Piper J3F-65, N29042, experienced a partial loss of engine power and subsequent loss of lift after the initial climb out from a touch and go landing at Front Range Airport (KFTG), Watkins, Colorado. The pilot made an emergency landing into a wheat field near Strasburg, Colorado. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing strut and fuselage longerons when the airplane became inverted during the landing sequence. The private pilot, the sole occupant, suffered minor injuries. The airplane was privately registered and operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and no instrument flight rules flight plan was filed.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — Arapahoe County deputies say a 51-year-old pilot suffered only a minor injury to his leg after his plane went down Sunday evening near Strasburg, east of Denver. Responders found the plane upside down in a ditch, and the pilot walking toward them.

The plane is a Piper J-3 Cub; the cause of the crash has not been determined. The pilot was the only person on board.

Original article can be found here:

ARAPAHOE COUNTY - A pilot sustained minor injuries making an emergency landing in a field about 10 miles east of Front Range Airport Sunday evening. 

The pilot was the only person aboard, according to the FAA. The plane was a single-engine Piper Cub. 

The FAA says the plane flipped over after landing southeast of Interstate 70 and Strasburg Road at around 7:50 p.m. 

Authorities say the pilot was taken to the hospital, but expected to survive. 

There’s no word yet on what caused the crash.

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