Saturday, July 30, 2016

Ryan NAVION B, Rapier Aviation LLC, N5294K: Accident occurred July 30, 2016 at Manitowoc County Airport (KMTW), Wisconsin


NTSB Identification: CEN16LA296
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 30, 2016 in Manitowoc, WI
Aircraft: RYAN NAVION B, registration: N5294K
Injuries: 1 Minor, 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 30, 2016, at 1230 central daylight time, a Ryan Navion B single-engine airplane, N5294K, impacted the runway during a forced landing following a loss engine power during initial climb from the Manitowoc County Airport (MTW), Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The private pilot sustained minor injuries, the passenger was not injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing. The airplane was registered to Rapier Aviation LLC, Lewes, Delaware, and operated by a private individual as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and a flight plan was not filed. The local flight was originating at the time of the accident.

According to the pilot, prior to takeoff, the engine run-up, taxi to the runway, and takeoff were normal with no anomalies noted. After establishing a positive rate of climb, the pilot retracted the landing gear. Shortly after the gear retraction, the engine lost total power. The pilot quickly tried to restart the engine without success. The pilot performed a forced landing back to the remaining runway surface. The airplane impacted to the side of the runway and came to rest upright.

Postaccident examination of the airplane showed the left wing and forward fuselage were bent. The airplane was retained for further examination.

MANITOWOC COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) – Two people were taken to a hospital after their single-engine airplane made a hard landing at the Manitowoc County Airport.

Lt. Karl Puestow, of the Manitowoc Police Department, says it happened at about Noon on Saturday.

On scene, crews found a man and his teenage daughter in the grass, conscious and alert, after they climbed out of the plane.

Their injuries appeared to be minor, but they were taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Witnesses told police they saw the plane take off and then landed hard or crashed shortly after takeoff. They told police the plane was about 40-50 feet in the air when the engine stalled.

The plane is damaged.

One runway at the airport was closed after the incident.

The FAA and NTSB have been notified of the incident.


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