Saturday, October 1, 2016

Skystar Kitfox, N157D: Accident occurred October 01, 2016 at Jennings Airport (3R7), Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Baton Rouge FSDO-03

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA001
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 01, 2016 in Jennings, LA
Aircraft: DRAKE KITFOX SPEEDSTER, registration: N157D
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 October 1, 2016, at 1400 central daylight time, an experimental light sport, amateur-built Drake Kitfox Speedster, N157D, collided with the terrain following a loss of control after takeoff from the Jennings Airport (3R7), Jennings, Louisiana. The pilot received serious injuries. The airplane was substantially damaged. The aircraft was registered to and operated by the private pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The flight was originating at the time of the accident and the destination is unknown at this time.

According to KPLC, a plane crashed near the Stearman Fly-in event at Jennings Airport at around 4:00 pm Saturday afternoon 

They report that the event organizers say the pilot who crashed was not part of their event, but crashed near where the fly-in was being held.

No word on the pilot's current condition or what led to the crash. 

Jennings Police are currently working the scene along with FAA officials to determine the cause of the accident. 


JENNINGS, LA (KPLC) -  A plane crashes at Stearman Fly-In in Jennings Airport. 

Lisa Haag, organizer of the Stearman Fly-In which is going on at the same location, tells us the pilot who crashed was not part of their event.

Haag says a man was taken away by ambulance.

Jennings Airport officials tell KPLC they had 'no comment' on the incident.

No word on the pilot current condition or what led to the crash.


36th annual Stearman Fly-In

JENNINGS, LA (KPLC) -  The Fly-In will be held from September 28 to October 2 at the Jennings Airport. 

Veterans and families alike are able to see the WWII Stearman training aircraft and other planes up close.

Whether it brings back memories or makes new ones, this event is totally free and includes flyovers and a flying contest. 

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