Saturday, December 31, 2016

Glastar, N120CG: Accident occurred December 31, 2016 near Lee's Summit Municipal Airport (KLXT), Missouri

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

Investigation Docket  - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA066
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, December 31, 2016 in Lee's Summit, MO
Aircraft: GOSSELIN CHARLES GLASTAR, registration: N120CG
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 31, 2016, about 0740 central standard time, an amateur-built Gosselin Glastar airplane, N120CG, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Lee's Summit Municipal Airport (KLXT), Lee's Summit, Missouri. The private pilot sustained serious injury. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The flight had departed LXT about 0730 and was en route to Miami County Airport (K81), Paola, Kansas.

According to the written statement provided by the pilot, his preflight inspection did not identify any problems. While attempting to start the airplane engine with the "A ignition system" the engine would turn over but would not start. The pilot switched to the "B ignition system" and had the same result. The pilot used a portable battery to "jump start" the engine; the engine started and ran within normal parameters. During the engine run-up, prior to takeoff, the parameters continued to indicate normal and the voltage indicated 14.2 volts. Several minutes after departure, the engine lost power. The pilot vaguely recalled trying to restore engine power but did not recall any of the events that followed.

According to the FAA inspector who responded to the accident, during the forced landing the tailwheel struck the ground first followed by the main landing gear. The fuselage and both wings were substantially damaged during the impact.

The airframe, engine, and related systems were examined under the auspices of the responding FAA inspector. The airframe was equipped with an "A", "B", and "AB" battery system; however, the batteries were in series and not parallel. The operation of the engine, fuel system, and electronic fuel injection system was dependent on electrical power from both batteries. The examination revealed that one battery had a short and would not take a charge. When that battery was replaced with a known serviceable battery, the fuel boost pumps, and alternator functioned as designed.

Glastar (Gosselin built): http://registry.faa.gov/N120CG

FAA Flight Standards District Office: KANSAS CITY

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

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report -  National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA066
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, December 31, 2016 in Lee's Summit, MO
Aircraft: GOSSELIN CHARLES GLASTAR, registration: N120CG
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 December 31, 2016, about 740 central standard time, an amateur-built Gosselin Glastar airplane, N120CG, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Lee's Summit Municipal Airport (KLXT), Lee's Summit, Missouri. The private pilot sustained serious injury. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 091. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The flight had departed KLXT about 0730 and was en route to Miami County Airport (K81), Paola, Kansas. 

According to the Federal Aviation Administration inspector who responded to the accident, about 10 minutes after departure, the engine lost power. The pilot was able to restore power to the engine, but only briefly before the engine lost power for a second time. During the forced landing the tailwheel struck the ground first followed by the main landing gear. The fuselage and both wings were substantially damaged during the impact.





LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) -  A pilot is seriously injured after their plane crashed in a Lee's Summit park.

On Saturday at 7:45 a.m., Lee's Summit police officers went to NE Chipman Road and NE Douglas Street on a call about a plane crash.

When they arrived, they found a white, single-engine, light plane had stopped in the parking lot of Lea McKeighan North Park.

The pilot was the only person in the plane and was extricated by emergency crews. 

He was taken to a local hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries. 

The pilot had departed from the Lee's Summit airport about five minutes before the crash and reported trouble with the plane shortly after. 

The cause of the crash is still being investigated. 

Source:   http://www.kctv5.com






The pilot of a small plane suffered serious injuries when the aircraft he was flying crashed in Lee’s Summit early Saturday morning shortly after takeoff.

Sgt. Chris Depue of the Lee’s Summit Police Department said the plane came down near the northeast corner of Chipman Road and Douglas Street.

Authorities were alerted to the crash about 7:45 a.m. Saturday morning. When they arrived, officers found a white, single-engine light aircraft that had crash landed in the parking lot of Lea McKeighan Park on the north side of Chipman.

The pilot, who was the only person in the plane, was taken to the hospital with injuries that were serious but not life-threatening, according to Lee’s Summit police.

He is believed to be a man in his 60s or 70s and was talking to authorities after the crash. He was complaining of leg pain, according to officials on the scene.

Depue said there was only one person on board and that no other injuries had been reported.

The pilot had left the Lee’s Summit Airport at about 7:40 a.m. and reported trouble with the aircraft shortly after takeoff. The crash remains under investigation.

Source: http://www.kansascity.com 




On 12/31/16 at 7:45 a.m. emergency crews were dispatched to the area of NE Chipman Road and NE Douglas Street in regards to a plane crash.

Upon arrival officers located a white, single engine light aircraft that had come to rest in the parking lot of the park. The pilot, a single occupant of the aircraft was extricated by emergency crews and transported to a local hospital with serious but non life threatening injuries.

The pilot had departed from LS Airport on 12/31/16 at approximately 7:40 a.m. and reported trouble with aircraft shortly after take off.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. 

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