Sunday, April 23, 2017

Cessna 182G Skylane, N2056R: Accident occurred April 23, 2017 in Manistee, Michigan

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan  

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA178
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 23, 2017 in Manistee, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 182G, registration: N2056R
Injuries: 4 Minor.

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 April 23, 2017, at 1125 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 182G, N2056R, experienced a partial loss of engine power during cruise flight. The pilot performed a forced landing to a field near Manistee, Michigan, where the airplane nosed-over and impacted terrain. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The private pilot and three passengers received minor injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight originated from Albert J Lindberg Airport (5Y1), Hessel, Michigan, at 1010 and was destined to Hastings Airport (9D9), Hastings, Michigan.

GRANT TOWNSHIP, MICH. - A small airplane traveling from the U.P. down to Hastings crashed in Mason County after experiencing engine trouble on Sunday morning, injuring four people, including two children.

According to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole, the Mason/Oceana County 911 Center received a call about an airplane crash around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. The airplane was seen in the area of Sass and Morton roads in Grant Township. 

Mason County Sheriff's deputies and Michigan Department of Natural Resources law enforcement responded to the scene with Life EMS and Grant Township Fire & Rescue. 

The aircraft, a 1964 Cessna 182 Skylane, have four passengers onboard, including the pilot. It was traveling from Hessel, located in the Upper Peninsula, down to Hastings, which is near Grand Rapids.

The pilot, a 39-year-old man from Caledonia, told deputies that the plane was experiencing engine trouble, so he attempted an emergency landing. The plane narrowly missed a tree line and skipped across Mason Road, struck a ditch and overturned.

There were three other passengers on the plane, the pilot's 71-year-old father, 12-year-old son -- both from Caledonia -- and his 12-year-old nephew from Grandville. The pilot and his passengers were injured -- they were taken hospital, but are expected to be okay.

Deputies say the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified and will be responding to the scene as well. The case will be turned over to NTSB for further investigation.

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GRANT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Mason County sheriff’s deputies say four people from West Michigan suffered minor injuries in a plane crash late Sunday morning.

The crash happened at 11:25 a.m. in the area of Sass and Morton Roads in Grant Township. Grant Township is north of Ludington.

Deputies say the plane, a 1964 Cessna 182G Skylane, was traveling from Hessel to Hastings when it began to have engine trouble. The pilot told deputies he tried to make an emergency landing by turning from a southerly direction to east, then west. The plane narrowly missed a line of trees, skipped across Morton Road, struck a ditch and flipped over.

The pilot, a 39-year-old Caledonia man and his passengers, his 71-year-old father and 12-year-old son, both from the Caledonia area, and his 12-year-old nephew, who is from the Grandville area, were taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Deputies say the investigation will be turned over to the National Transportation Safety Board.

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