Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Piper PA-22-108 Colt, N549Z: Accident occurred December 27, 2016 near Piedmont Municipal Airport (KPYN), Wayne County, Missouri

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; St Louis, Missouri


Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf
  
http://registry.faa.gov/N5499Z

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA062
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in Piedmont, MO
Aircraft: PIPER PA22, registration: N5499Z
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 December 27, 2016, about 1830 central standard time, a Piper PA22-108 airplane, N5499Z, impacted a power line and terrain near Piedmont, Missouri. The private rated pilot was not injured and the airplane was substantially damaged during the accident. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time.

The pilot reported that he had performed several touch-and-go landings at another airfield, and then returned to the Piedmont Municipal Airport ( KPYN), for additional touch-and-go's. As he approached the runway for the third landing, he added throttle to adjust his glide path; however, the engine did not respond. He added that the engine continued to run, but did not have enough power to maintain altitude. The airplane continued to descend and then the airplane's landing gear caught a power line. The airplane impacted terrain, coming to rest inverted about a half mile short of the runway. 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector found that substantial damage was noted to the airplane's fuselage and wings. Fuel was present on site. Further examination of the airplane revealed that control continuity was confirmed to the respective flight and engine controls. When rotated by hand, engine continuity and compression was established on each cylinder. Inspection of the propeller blade tips found they were bent forward; leading edges were gouged and displayed cord wise scoring. No pre-impact abnormalities were noted during the airframe or engine examination.

The automated weather observation facility located at the Poplar Bluff Municipal Airport (KPOF) located 29 miles southeast of the accident site recorded at 1753, wind from 170 degrees at 3 knots, 10 miles visibility, a clear sky, temperature 40 degrees Fahrenheit (F), dew point 34 F, and a barometric pressure of 30.25 inches of mercury. 

The carburetor icing probability chart included in Federal Aviation Administration Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin No. CE-09-35, Carburetor Icing Prevention, indicated that the airplane was operating in an area that was associated with a serious risk of carburetor ice formation at cruise power settings.  The pilot stated that he did not use carburetor heat on the approach; adding that the POH (pilot's operating handbook) doesn't call for the use of carburetor heat when at reduced power settings, only at reduced power settings when carburetor icing conditions are present. 

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA062
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in Piedmont, MO
Aircraft: PIPER PA22, registration: N5499Z
Injuries: 1 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 December 27, 2016, about 1840 central standard time, a Piper PA22-108 airplane, N5499Z, impacted a power line and terrain near Piedmont, Missouri. The private rated pilot was not injured and the airplane was substantially damaged during the accident. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time. 

The pilot reported to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector that he had performed several touch-and-go landings. Then as he approached the runway for the third landing, the engine did not respond, when he added throttle. The airplane continued to descend and the airplane's wing impacted a power line. The airplane then impacted terrain, coming to rest inverted. 

Substantial damage was noted to the airplane's fuselage and wings. Fuel was present on site. 

The airplane was retained for further examination.




PIEDMONT, MO (KFVS) -

Piedmont Police Chief Richard Sanders is reporting that a small aircraft has crashed near Piedmont, Missouri on Tuesday, Dec. 27.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the aircraft crashed around 6:40 p.m. near the airport after clipping a power line. After crashing, the plane slid into a creek.

Sanders said the plane may have lost power, causing the plane to go down.

The pilot is okay and no other injuries have been reported.

"It's a blessing," he said. 

There are power outages reported around Clearwater Lake. Sanders said the power may be out for a couple hours.

The Federal Aviation Administration will continue to investigate.

Source:   http://www.kfvs12.com

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