Friday, May 12, 2017

Zenair CH-601 HDS Zodiac, N1041N: Accident occurred May 11, 2017 in Orangeville, Stephenson County, Illinois

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Dupage, Illinois

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA180
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Orangeville, IL
Aircraft: BROKAW BERGON F ZODIAC, registration: N1041N
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 May 11, 2017, about 1945 central daylight time, a Brokaw Bergon Zodiac airplane, N1041N conducted a forced landing near Orangeville, Illinois. The private rated pilot received serious injuries and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time. 

Initial information from the responding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, indicated the pilot was on a return flight. During cruise, the engine lost power, and the pilot selected a hay field for the forced landing. The airplane landed hard and came to rest up right. The inspector noted substantial damage to the airplane's fuselage and fuel was present on site. 

The airplane was retained for further examination.

ORANGEVILLE, Illinois - An Orangeville man is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after force landing his plane.

The Stephenson County Sheriff's Office says Mark Baker was flying a Zenair CH-601 HDS Zodiac when the engine loss power Thursday just before 8:00 P.M. 

Baker landed the plane in a field west of 12977 North Hogback Road in Orangeville. 

Baker was taken to Monroe Clinic and treated for his injuries.

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