FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Jackson FSDO-31
NTSB Identification: ERA16LA328
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, September 23, 2016 in Greenwood, MS
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN T28, registration: N526D
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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On September 23, 2016, about 1704 central daylight time, a North American T-28C, N526D, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Greenwood, Mississippi. The commercial pilot was not injured. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the flight, which originated from Winona-Montgomery County Airport (5A6), Winona, Mississippi.
According to the pilot, while on a local flight he contacted air traffic control and advised them that he was experiencing "engine problems." He went on to say that the engine began to "sputter" and then "quit." The pilot made an emergency landing in a bean field.
An inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration responded to the accident site and examined the wreckage. The airplane came to rest upright and structural damage to the engine firewall and forward fuselage was evident. The airplane was retained for further examination.