FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Fort Worth AFW FSDO-19
NTSB Identification: CEN16LA270
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in Weatherford, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 182J, registration: N2644F
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, 2016, about 0900 central daylight time, a Cessna 182J, N2644F, experienced a loss of engine power after departure and the pilot conducted a forced landing to a field near Weatherford, Texas. The private rated pilot and one passenger sustained minor injuries, another passenger sustained serious injuries. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight which operated without a flight plan. The flight was departing from Parker County Airport (WEA), Weatherford, TX and was en route to Pecos Municipal Airport (PEQ), Pecos, Texas.
The pilot reported that he previously departed from Denton Enterprise Airport (DTO), Denton, Texas, which was about 36 miles northeast of WEA. He landed at WEA and his two passengers boarded airplane on the right side while the engine continued to run. He then taxied to the runway and noted that all the instruments showed normal operations, including the engine data monitor (EDM) 700. He applied 10 degrees of flaps for takeoff, noted 29 inches of engine manifold pressure and 2,600 RPM, and lifted off at 60 to 65 mph. After takeoff he retracted the flaps and noticed that the avionics turned off. He cycled the avionics master switch, but the avionics did not turn on again. Seconds later, about 300 to 400 ft above ground level, the engine experienced a total loss of power. He attempted to troubleshoot the loss of power and to restart the engine; the engine restarted for about two seconds and then lost power again. The pilot made a shallow bank towards a field for an emergency landing. During the landing, the airplane collided with a fence and redirected the airplane to the right. The airplane continued into a group of trees and came to rest on a road. When the airplane came to rest, the pilot noted that fuel was pouring all over the occupants. The pilot and two passengers egressed from the airplane.
A witness to the accident stated he was working in a field north of the accident site when he heard the sound of an airplane engine overhead. He observed the airplane in a descent and it attempted to land in a pasture when it hit a fence in the middle of the pasture. He called 911 and drove to the accident site. He observed three occupants who were already out of the airplane and noticed that fuel was pouring out of the wings onto the ground.
The photos from the responding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector revealed that the left wing was folded over the top of the fuselage and the right wing was bent aft. The top of the cabin area had been opened and displaced aft. The fuselage was bent upward near the front seats.
The airplane has been retained for further examination.
Three men were transported to the hospital Tuesday morning following a plane crash south of the Parker County Airport.
The Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the report of a downed plane around 9 a.m.
The three plane occupants, ages 51, 49 and 25, were transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Wort with undisclosed injuries, according to DPS.
Their names were not released.
The plane, a fixed-wing, single-engine Cessna 182J Skylane, appeared to have come to rest in the middle of Tackett Lane underneath several trees, with a bent wing and other obvious damage.
The Federal Aviation Administration investigator was en route to the scene, according to DPS.
David Byrom, of Aubrey, along with Lynn Singletary, were listed as the owners of the plane.
Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers were notified at 9 a. m. Tuesday of a downed aircraft on Tackett Lane, south of the Parker County Airport, just off of Bankhead Highway.
There were three occupants on board at the time of the incident. All three males, ages 51, 49, and 25, were transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth with undisclosed injuries.
The aircraft is a Cessna 182J Skylane, fixed wing, single engine.
The Federal Aviation Administration has an investigator en route to the scene to conduct an investigation. DPS troopers will remain at the location to secure the scene.
WEATHERFORD — Three people were transported to a Fort Worth hospital after a Cessna 182J Skylane plane crashed on Tackett Lane, just south of the Parker County Airport.
According to Lonny Haschel, a spokesman with the Texas Department of Public Safety, all three were men, ages 51, 49, and 25. Authorities haven't released their identities or their conditions.
The FAA is investigating the crash.