The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.
Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: http://app.ntsb.gov/pdf
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Greensboro FSDO-39
NTSB Identification: ERA17LA045
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, November 14, 2016 in Snow Hill, NC
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N23473
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 November 14, 2016, about 0530 eastern standard time, a privately owned and operated Cessna 150H, N23473, nosed over during a forced landing in a field near Snow Hill, North Carolina. The private pilot and one passenger were not injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight that was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight originated about 30 minutes earlier from Raleigh East Airport (W17), Knightdale, North Carolina, and was destined for Kinston Regional Jetport (ISO), Kinston, North Carolina.
During an interview with a Federal Aviation Administration inspector, the pilot stated that during cruise flight at 3,000 ft mean sea level, the engine suddenly lost total power. He maneuvered for a forced landing in a field, and while the propeller continued to windmill. After the nose landing gear contacted the ground, the airplane nosed over. The airplane was recovered for further examination of the engine.
SNOW HILL, Greene County - The federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating after a small aircraft crashed in Greene County on Thursday morning.
The incident happened just before 6 a.m. Thursday. Luckily, the two passengers in the plane were not hurt, even though the plane landed upside down in a field.
"The plane was upside down. It was a Cessna 150, two passengers, they were both out and actually met us at the roadway. So they were not injured," Shine Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jeremy Anderson said.
The two passengers work for Mountain Air Cargo in Kinston. They usually fly this route to Raleigh every morning but something went wrong.
"They encountered some difficulty," Anderson said. "We're not really sure. FAA and NTSB have been notified and they'll be doing some further investigation."
Officials said the passengers tried to make a safe landing at the Wayne Executive Jetport but quickly realized they couldn't make it.
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Snow Hill, N.C. — Two people on board a single-engine airplane were not hurt early Thursday when the plane crashed into a field in Greene County.
According to WITN, the plane went down at about 6 a.m. near the community of Snow Hill.
The Cessna 150 was on its way from Kinston to Raleigh when it went down, officials said.
GREENE COUNTY, NC (WITN) - Officials are saying the two people in the plane that crashed in Greene County Thursday morning are "lucky" that they were not injured.
Greene County Emergency Services director Berry Anderson says the FAA and the NTSB have been notified and will be investigating.
Anderson says the crash happened just before 6 a.m. on Oakdale Road in Snow Hill.
He said the aircraft did flip upon landing, while the plowed up field helped it land since the ground was softer.
The FAA says the Cessna 150 single-engine aircraft left Raleigh East Airport and was headed to Kinston.
It is registered to Patrick Tobler of Wake Forest.
The Shine Fire Department and other law enforcement officials also responded to the scene.
Greene County Emergency Management says they are currently responding to the scene of a plane crash.
They say it happened on Oakdale Road in Snow Hill and that the pilot is fine.