Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Brandt Sonex, N393SX: Accident occurred July 19, 2016 in Lodi, Columbia County, Wisconsin

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Milwaukee FSDO-13

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA273
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, July 18, 2016 in Lodi, WI
Aircraft: BRANDT SONEX, registration: N393SX
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 July 18, 2016, about 1915 central daylight time, a Brandt Sonex experimental amateur-built airplane, N393SX, impacted a ditch when it exited runway 9 (1,875 feet by 105 feet, turf) at the Lodi Lakeland Airport (9WN5), near Lodi, Wisconsin, during a forced landing following a partial loss of engine power. The sport pilot was uninjured. The airplane fuselage was substantially damaged during the impact with the ditch. The airplane was registered to and operated by the 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 operated without a flight plan. The local flight originated from 9WN5 at the time unknown.

According to preliminary information, the pilot reported a partial engine power loss, which occurred northwest of 9WN5. He said that he had to cut his base short to runway 9 due to buildings that he wanted to avoid in case of total power loss. The wind favored runway 27. However, he did not think he would make it to that runway. The airplane's nose and left main landing gear collapsed after touchdown, the airplane skidded to the north side of the runway, and exited the runway into a ditch where it sustained the substantial damage.

At 1953, the recorded weather at the Dane County Regional Airport-Truax Field, near Madison, Wisconsin, was: Wind calm; visibility 10 statute miles; sky condition few clouds at 5,500 feet; temperature 27 degrees C; dew point 17 degrees C; altimeter 30.15 inches of mercury.


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