FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Fargo FSDO-21
NTSB Identification: CEN17LA004
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 02, 2016 in Mandan, ND
Aircraft: VOLAIRCRAFT 10A, registration: N6666D
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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On October 2, 2016, about 1557 central daylight time, a Volaircraft 10A airplane, N6666D, registered to the pilot, was destroyed by post impact fire after it landed short of runway 13 at the Mandan Municipal Airport (Y19), Mandan, North Dakota. The student pilot, who was the sole occupant, was not injured. The flight was being conducted under the provisions of Federal Code of Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed. The local flight had originated from Y19.
According to local respondent authorities, the airplane landed short of the runway and skidded to a stop beside the paved runway surface. After the pilot exited uninjured, the airplane caught fire and was destroyed. The pilot did not report any mechanical problems prior to the event and there were no witnesses.
MANDAN, N.D. - A 73-year-old Flasher man walked away from a plane crash in Mandan Sunday afternoon.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol says Rodney Ritz tried to land on the north end of a runway at the Mandan Municipal Airport.
The plane ended up landing short of the runway and a wheel deflated.
The plane skidded on its belly along the runway and caught fire once it stopped.
Ritz was able to escape without any injuries.