Friday, August 5, 2016

Piper PA-11, Agri-Flight Inc., N4707M: Fatal accident occurred August 05, 2016 near Laverty Field Airport (IA41), Indianola, Warren County, Iowa


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Des Moines FSDO-61
NTSB Identification: CEN16LA310
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, August 05, 2016 in Indianola, IA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-11, registration: N4707M
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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 August 5, 2016, about 1113 central daylight time, a Piper PA-11; N4707M, impacted a field while maneuvering near Indianola, Iowa. The airplane was destroyed. The commercial pilot and a passenger sustained fatal injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by Agri-Flite Inc under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 for the flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight originated from Laverty Field Airport, Indianola, Iowa.

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Authorities have identified the second man killed in a plane crash north of Indianola last week.

Neil C. Jackson, 23, of Jerome, Idaho, was killed when the small airplane he was in crashed Aug. 5, according to a Warren County Sheriff's Office news release on Wednesday.

Alex Michael Winter, 22, of Indianola also died in the crash.

The small aircraft crashed about 11:15 a.m. Aug. 5 in the 12300 block of Geneva Street, near Laverty Field Airport, just north of Indianola.

The crash is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

According to an FAA report, the aircraft crashed into a field and burned. Jackson and Winter were the only people in the plane.

Authorities have not released further details about how the plane crashed.

According to FAA records, Jackson is a licensed commercial pilot for single-engine airplanes, and Winter is a student pilot.

The two were flying for flight instruction when the plane crashed, according to the FAA report.

INDIANOLA, Iowa —Two people were killed in a small-plane crash Friday in Warren County, Sheriff Brian Vos said.

A Piper PA-11 small aircraft crashed around 11:40 a.m. under what the Federal Aviation Administration called "unknown circumstances," in a field outside the airport, north of Indianola near 12341 Geneva St., just west of Highway 69.

Names of the victims are being withheld pending family notification.

The FAA is investigating the crash and will pass information to the National Transportation Safety Board, which will lead the investigation.


WARREN COUNTY, Iowa — Two people are dead following a plane crash in Warren County Friday morning.

The happened near 12341 Geneva, just west of Highway 65/69, at about 11 a.m. Friday.

Law enforcement officials said the plane was practicing landing maneuvers at a nearby landing strip when the crash happened.

The NTSB is investigating the crash.

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