Thursday, September 22, 2016

Scottish Aviation Bulldog, Series 100 MDL 101, N432BD. Accident occurred September 22, 2016 near Colonel James Jabara Airport (KAAO), Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas

National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Accident Preliminary Report:

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA381
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, September 22, 2016 in Wichita, KS
Aircraft: SCOTTISH AVIATION SERIES 100 MDL 101, registration: N432BD
Injuries: 2 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 September 22, 2016, about 1050 central daylight time, a Scottish Aviation Series 100 Model 101 airplane, N432BD, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Wichita, Kansas. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by private individuals under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Augusta Municipal Airport (3AU), Augusta, Kansas, about 1040.

The pilot informed FAA inspectors that about 10 minutes after takeoff, during cruise flight, the engine lost power. While the engine continued to run at idle power, it would not provide sufficient power to maintain level flight. The pilot executed a forced landing to a field, encountering a small roadway embankment and a fence before coming to rest.

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in east Wichita on Thursday.

The Scottish Aviation Bulldog (N432BD) landed shortly before 11 a.m. in a field about half a mile east of 29th Street North and Greenwich.

According to Wichita police, the pilot reported some sort of engine failure, the engine quit and the plane was unable to make it back to Jabara Airport.

Eyewitness News obtained audio from that details the seconds before the plane was put down.

"Jabara this is Bulldog 2 BD and we're two east. WE got an emergency, we lost our power. Not sure we'll make the airport. Would you report this please," said the pilot at 30:20.

"Bulldog 2 BD. We're going to land in a field here," he said at 30:50.

Police say the plane hit and broke an electric fence. There was a little other property damage.

The plane received limited damage. The pilot and passenger were not hurt.

The property owner wasn't home at the time the plane landed. His daughter said this is the first time ever for this to happen.

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -  No injuries were reported after a small plane made an emergency landing in northeast Wichita. 

The plane reportedly lost power and landed around 11 a.m. Thursday in a field near 29th Street North and Greenwich Road. That's near Jabara Airport.

The plane is registered to Edward Hund, a Wichita attorney.  

The pilot radioed, "Jabara, this is Bulldog Two Bravo Delta.  We're two east.  We've got an emergency.  We lost our power.  Not sure we'll make the airport.  Would you report this, please?"  

A short time later the plane came to rest nose down immediately south of 29th Street North about a half mile east of Greenwich Road.

Wichita Police Sgt. Ed Brower said, "Both the pilot of the plane and the passenger are fine.  There's no injuries.  The plane received limited damage and there's a little bit of property damage."

That property damage is to a fence on the north side of the road which the plane clipped on the way down.

The FAA is investigating.

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