Monday, June 12, 2017

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N13306, YWP Air Inc: Accident occurred June 12, 2017 in Suffolk County, New York

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

Additional Participating Entity
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Farmingdale, New York

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

YWP Air Inc:

NTSB Identification: ERA17LA203 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 12, 2017 in Suffolk, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N13306
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 June 12, 2017, about 0615 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172M, N13306, was substantially damaged during a forced landing to a golf course near Suffolk, New York. The private pilot incurred minor injuries. The airplane was registered to a corporation and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight. The flight originated from Brookhaven Airport (HWV), Shirley, New York, and was destined for Bayport Aerodrome (23N), Bayport, New York.

According to the pilot, the purpose of the flight was to purchase fuel at HWV and then return to 23N. While en route to 23N, he heard a "loud pop" and the engine experienced a total loss of power. The pilot checked the fuel selector and mixture, and then searched for a place to perform a forced landing. He declared an emergency, unsuccessfully attempted to restart the engine, and turned toward a golf course. During the landing, the airplane struck a tree, which resulted in substantial damage to the right wing.

According to a Federal Aviation Administration inspector, no debris or water was noted following an examination of the fuel in the airplane and the fuel tank where the fuel was purchased. An external fuel tank was connected to the engine in an attempt to operate the engine, however, it would not start. The left and right magnetos were removed, and when the propeller was rotated by hand, both magneto drive gears would not rotate.

The engine was retained for further examination.

BELLPORT, Long Island (WABC) -- The pilot of a small plane made an emergency landing on the Bellport Country Club in Bellport, Long Island Monday morning.

Police say the pilot of a 1973 Cessna 172M airplane notified MacArthur Airport Tower that he was experiencing engine failure.

The pilot chose to make an emergency landing near the 12th hole on the golf course of the country club at about 6:15 a.m., according to police.

The plane clipped a tree, causing minor damage to one of the plane's wings and landed safely.

The pilot refused medical attention and no one on the ground was injured. The FAA was notified and responded.

Story and video:

A single-engine Cessna made an emergency landing on the golf course at the Bellport Country Club after suffering a midair engine failure at about 6:15 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2017, officials said.

A description on the Bellport Country Club golf course website calls it “a hole that nightmares are made of.”

Not so for the pilot who landed his single-engine Cessna in the 12th hole rough Monday morning — managing to miss the green-side bunkers and the left-side water hazard — after suffering what the Federal Aviation Administration described as a in-flight engine failure over Great South Bay.

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