Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mooney M20K 231, Corporate Transport LLC, N1147G: Incident occurred March 29, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Corporate Transport LLC:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Engine failure and forced landing in field.

Date: 29-MAR-17
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: 1147G
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

BAKER – Two people were uninjured when the small plane they were in went down in a field northeast of the airport Wednesday morning.

According to sources, the plane experienced oil pressure problems and the pilot landed in a field off Carey Road. Video from WBRZ's news crew first on the scene showed the plane sitting in the field with no apparent damage.

The Mooney M20K 231 is registered to Corporate Transport LLC in St. Augustine, Florida.

Flight tracking data showed the plane left Austin and originally charted a course for New Orleans' smaller Lakefront Airport but diverted to Baton Rouge. The plane took off from Texas around 8:45 and was scheduled in Louisiana around 11:15. Emergency officials were dispatched to the landing between 11:15 and 11:30. 

The flight path shows the plane had to fly north and around a line of severe weather that is moving from Texas to Louisiana.

Numerous law enforcement and emergency responders were called to the field where the plane landed as a precaution. According to Central Fire Department officials, the plane will be removed from the field on Thursday. 

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