Sunday, July 2, 2017

Flight Design CTSW, N62JN, Mooney of Monticello Inc: Fatal accident occurred July 01, 2017 near Monticello Regional Airport (KMXO), Jones County, Iowa

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Ankeny, Iowa

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N62JN

NTSB Identification: CEN17FA249
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 01, 2017 in Monticello, IA
Aircraft: FLIGHT DESIGN GMBH CTSW, registration: N62JN
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On July 1, 2017, about 1603 central daylight time, a Flight Design CTSW single-engine light sport airplane, N62JN, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain while landing at Monticello Regional Airport (MXO), Monticello, Iowa. The commercial pilot was fatally injured, and his dog sustained minor injuries. The airplane was registered to Mooney of Monticello Inc. and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 without a flight plan. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight that departed MXO about 1515.

A witness, who was a pilot practicing takeoffs and landings on runway 27 at MXO, reported that the accident airplane had approached the airport from the east before entering a left downwind for runway 27. He observed the accident airplane on its final approach to runway 27; however, the witness lost visual contact with the airplane when he entered his base turn for runway 27. The witness reported that, when his airplane was established on final for runway 27, he did not see the accident airplane on the runway or taxiway so he performed a go-around. During the go-around he spotted the accident airplane in the cornfield adjacent to the runway.

At 1655, the MXO automated surface observing system reported: wind 280° at 13 knots, few clouds at 5,500 feet above ground level (agl), 10 miles surface visibility; temperature 24°C; dew point 13°C; and an altimeter setting of 29.98 inches of mercury.

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.



CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -  An area family honored and remembered one of their loved ones in a daring way this weekend.

David and Brittany Naylor participated in the Heartland Youth for Christ, Over the Edge fundraiser in Cedar Rapids today to remember their family member, Jerry Naylor who died in a plane crash in July.

90-year-old Jerry Naylor from Scotch Grove was the only passenger inside of a plane that crashed on July 1. Family members say his dog survived, but Jerry did not.

David, Jerry's son and Brittany, Jerry's granddaughter, repelled down the side of the seven story Iowa Building, in memory of the father, grandfather and husband.

"If dad was here he would have done it with us, that's the type of guy he was," said David Naylor. "He would always except the challenge and he loved a challenge and just loved life."

David says his father had been flying planes for 70 years and they do not know what caused the accident.

"He would go flying at least two or three times a week and take his favorite companion, his golden doodle Jasmine," said David. "They were out for a flight and they were out for about an hour and a half and at one of his approaches at the Monticello Airport something went wrong and that was it... we don't know what happened."

It's been nearly two months since the accident and the Naylor family says they were honored to remember him today and the family says it makes it easier knowing Jerry died doing something he loved.

"If he had a choice on how to leave this life that would have been it, he was doing what he loved to do," said David. "My father Jerry Naylor has flown since 1947 and he was just an amazing man, he taught us how to go through life helping people and he had an infectious smile and a gift of meeting people."


Dozens gathered to also take part in the Over the Edge fundraiser today. David says his father was very passionate about the organization, one of the many reason he and his daughter repelled today in his honor.

Jerry Naylor



MONTICELLO (KWWL) - 90-year-old Jerry Naylor of Scotch Grove, is being remembered as an avid pilot, an active man, who was always on the go.

He died Saturday in a plane crash near the Monticello Regional Airport.

Officials say it happened around 4 p.m. The plane crashed in a cornfield about 50 yards from the runway. The National Transportation Safety Board says the aircraft was a Flight Design CTSW LSA.

Naylor, was the only person on board, but he was not alone. His daughter Diane tells KWWL, his beloved dog, Jasmine, was with him. Somehow, she survived, and was later found in the field.

All of this is difficult for the family, including Naylor's wife of 65-years, Elizabeth.

People at the airport, also very emotional. The manager, Paul Elmegreen says Naylor was very involved with the airport. It is a close-knit aviation community.

According to his daughter, Naylor had been flying planes since the 1940s. "He was the best pilot, would check his list," Diane said. "Besides his wife, flying was his love."

As part of a volunteer group, he would also fly patients to the Shriner's Children's Hospital.

Naylor was also vice president of the Naylor Seed Company, a long running, family owned business in Eastern Iowa.

Investigators are looking into the cause of the plane crash. An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of death.

Family confirms 90-year-old Jerry Naylor of Scotch Grove died in yesterday's plane crash near Monticello airport.

Family says he was flying with his beloved dog, Jasmine. She was later found in the field, and is okay. 

Jones County authorities confirm a pilot died Saturday during a plane crash in Monticello.

Authorities were called to 144th Avenue in Monticello at 4:04 p.m. for a plane crash near the Monticello Regional Airport.

First responders found plane wreckage about 50 yards from the runway in a nearby field.

The pilot was the only person in the plane. 

The Monticello Police Department and the FAA will be working together to learn more details about the crash.

According to a person who lives near the Monticello Regional Airport, authorities are investigating a plane crash that happened around 4 p.m.


Jerry Naylor


MONTICELLO, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) --  Family members confirmed Sunday, 90-year-old Jerry Naylor of Scotch Grove died Saturday afternoon when his small aircraft crashed in a cornfield near the Monticello Regional Airport.

Son, David Naylor, said his father had been flying since 1945 and still had an active commercial pilot's license at the time of his death.

"He was very active," said David. "He flew about two to three times a week."

David said his father was making a regular local flight Saturday when the plane went down around 4:00 in the afternoon. Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration's Des Moines office and the National Transportation Safety Board from Chicago will be conducting an investigation to determine what led to the crash.

Jerry had been flying with his dog who survived the crash. Jerry's son said the Goldendoodle, Jasmine, was his father's "favorite travel companion."

David called Jerry an "amazing pilot" that could "fly by the seat of his pants." His passion for flight was perhaps only rivaled by his deep faith in God, said David.

"His last touchdown was in the face of Jesus," said David.

KCRG-TV9 had a chance to meet Jerry Naylor in 2013. At the time, the then 86-year-old was helping a teen fly to Cincinnati for burn treatment at the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Jerry had been making those trips for 30 years.

"I have no intention of quitting, til I don't know when," said Jerry in 2013. "But, I'll keep flying."


http://www.kwqc.com



Jerry Naylor



MONTICELLO, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Monticello Police tell TV9 the pilot of a small aircraft is dead after crashing in a corn field near the Monticello Regional Airport.

A resident on 144th Ave. called authorities around 4:00 to report the crash.

Police found the aircraft in the field, about 50 yards from the grass runway.

The pilot was the only occupant. Law enforcement is withholding the identity until family can be notified. 

Police tell TV9 they'll likely release the name tomorrow.

Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration's Des Moines office and the National Transportation Safety Board from Chicago will be conducting an investigation to determine what led to the crash.

Neighbors say a small airplane has crashed in a cornfield near the Monticello Regional Airport.

They believe it happened around 4:00 Saturday afternoon.

Dixie Shady said the plane ended up in the field on the edge of her property. She believed it to be a smaller aircraft, saying only a white tip of the vehicle is visible above the corn stalks.

Various emergency crews are on hand, including two ambulances and some fire trucks.







MONTICELLO, Iowa — Family members are remembering the life of a longtime pilot who died Saturday afternoon when his small aircraft crashed in a cornfield near the Monticello Regional Airport, Cedar Rapids television station KCRG reported.

Jerry Naylor, 90, of Scotch Grove, died when his plane crashed around 4 p.m. near 144th Avenue, about 50 yards from the grass runway. Family members said Naylor’s dog, a Goldendoodle named Jasmine, was his “favorite travel companion” and was with Naylor when the plane crashed. The dog survived.

Naylor’s son, David, said his father had been flying since 1945 and had an active commercial pilot's license at the time of his death.

"He was very active," David Naylor said. "He flew about two to three times a week."

David Naylor said his father was making a regular flight Saturday when the plane crashed.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating what caused the crash.

David Naylor said his father was an "amazing pilot" who could "fly by the seat of his pants." His passion for flight was perhaps only rivaled by his deep faith in God, David Naylor said.

"His last touchdown was in the face of Jesus," he said.

Jerry Naylor spoked with KCRG in 2013 as he was helping a teenager fly to Cincinnati, Ohio, for burn treatment at the Shriners Hospitals for Children, something he had been doing for 30 years.

"I have no intention of quitting ‘til I don't know when," Jerry Naylor told KCRG. "But, I'll keep flying."

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