Thursday, July 6, 2017

Piper PA-32-300, N112DE, Four Aces Escadrille LLC: Accident occurred July 05, 2017 in Rushville, Indiana

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Four Aces Escadrille LLC:

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA271 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 05, 2017 in Rushville, IN
Aircraft: PIPER PA 32-300, registration: N112DE
Injuries: 3 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 July 5, 2017, about 1400 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-32-300 airplane, N112DE, performed a forced landing near Rushville, Indiana. The airline transport rated pilot and two passengers were not injured and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to Four Aces Escardrille LLC and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which operated on a visual flight rules flight plan. The flight originated from Fort Wayne, Indiana, at 1312 and was en route to Jeffersonville, Indiana.

According to information provided by the pilot, while leveling off the airplane after a descent, the engine did not respond to his increased throttle input. The pilot selected a diversion airfield and began troubleshooting the engine. The engine would decrease engine power with throttle movement, but would not restore engine power when throttle was added. Eventually, the throttle would not advance past "¾ throw" and the airplane was not able to maintain its altitude. Unable to make any nearby airfields, the pilot performed a forced landing to a field. The airplane's firewall was damaged during the forced landing.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The aircraft made an emergency landing in a wheat field on July 5th in Rush County Indiana. Rush County road 600 south east of state road 3. Pilot did an amazing job of landing the plane safely. Job well done!