FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Kansas City FSDO-63
NTSB Identification: CEN16LA355
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 30, 2016 in Post Oak, MO
Aircraft: REPUBLIC RC3, registration: N6490K
Injuries: 1 Serious.
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On August 30, 2016, about 0855 central daylight time, a Republic RC3 amphibian airplane, N6490K, conducted a forced landing near Post Oak, Missouri. The private rated pilot received serious injuries and the airplane was substantially damaged during the accident. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time.
The pilot reported to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector that the flight had just departed from a private airfield. During the flight, he felt the engine had lost a cylinder and tried to return to the airfield; however, he could not maintain altitude and elected to conduct a forced landing in a field. During the approached to the field, the airplane lost altitude and impacted trees, coming to rest among several trees.
Substantial damage was noted to the airplane's fuselage and wings. Fuel was present on site.
The airplane was retained for further examination.
CLINTON, Mo. —The pilot of a small plane walked away from a crash in Henry County Tuesday afternoon, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.
The Republic RC-3 crashed south of Southeast 1300 Road, 12 miles north of Clinton.
Troopers tweeted photos of a plane nose-down in some trees.
The pilot, Cecil Bumgarner, 87, was treated for a broken shoulder.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.