Wednesday, December 28, 2016

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

FAA Flight Standards District Office: ST. LOUIS FSDO

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

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report -  National Transportation Safety Board:

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 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.


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