Monday, July 24, 2017

Stinson SR-9E, N83K: Accident occurred July 22, 2017 in St. Joseph, Riverdale Township, Kossuth County, Iowa

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA433 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 22, 2017 in Bode, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/17/2017
Aircraft: STINSON SR9, registration: N83K
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he performed a precautionary landing in a bean field due to a rough-running engine. The pilot then had an airframe & powerplant mechanic look at the airplane and perform multiple engine run-ups. The rough-running engine was determined to be caused by carburetor ice.

The pilot then loaded his two passengers into the airplane and attempted to take off from the bean field. He added that, as the airplane began to gain altitude, it approached the end of the open bean field. Subsequently, the landing gear contacted corn stalks in an adjacent field, descended into the corn field, and came to rest inverted. 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings, the fuselage, and empennage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s decision to take off from an unimproved bean field with insufficient length for the airplane to clear adjacent corn stalks.

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, he performed a precautionary landing in a bean field due to a rough running engine. The pilot then had an Airframe & Powerplant mechanic look at the airplane and perform multiple engine runups. The rough running engine was determined to be caused by carburetor ice.

The pilot then loaded his two passengers into the airplane and attempted to takeoff from the bean field. He added that, as the airplane began to gain altitude, the airplane approached the end of the open bean field. Subsequently, the landing gear encountered corn stalks in an adjacent field, descended into the corn field and came to rest inverted. 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings, the fuselage and empennage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

http://registry.faa.gov/N83K

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA433
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 22, 2017 in Bode, IA
Aircraft: STINSON SR9, registration: N83K
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, he performed a precautionary landing in a bean field due to a rough running engine. The pilot then had an Airframe & Powerplant mechanic look at the airplane and perform multiple engine runups. The rough running engine was determined to be caused by carburetor ice.

The pilot then loaded his two passengers into the airplane and attempted to takeoff from the bean field. He added that, as the airplane began to gain altitude, the airplane approached the end of the open bean field. Subsequently, the landing gear encountered corn stalks in an adjacent field, descended into the corn field and came to rest inverted. 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings, the fuselage and empennage.


The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
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HUMBOLDT — A Hardy man escaped without injuries after crashing a single engine aircraft in a cornfield in Humboldt County Saturday afternoon, according to Humboldt County Sheriff Dean Kruger.

Jerome Kohlhaas, 65, crashed the plane in an area near 2041 102nd St., northeast of Bode, Kruger reported.

Prior to the Humboldt County crash, an emergency aircraft landing was reported to officials at 2:15 p.m. in a bean field near St. Joseph in Kossuth County, the Kossuth County sheriff’s office reported.

The landing was made because of engine trouble, according to Kruger.

After the plane was inspected by a mechanic, Kohlhaas attempted to fly the plane.

At that point, the plane crashed.

It was not reported how long the plane was in the air or how far the plane traveled before crashing.

The single engine 1937 Stinson Gallwing has an estimated $50,000 in damages.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department and Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department were on scene.

The crash is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the report of a single engine aircraft that crashed Saturday afternoon in a cornfield northeast of Bode.

The pilot,65-year-old Jerome Kolhaas escaped injury in the crash that happened near 2041 102nd Street in rural Humboldt County. 

Prior to the crash in Humboldt County, an emergency aircraft landing was reported to officials at around 2:15 p.m. in a bean field near St. Joseph in Kossuth County.

Humboldt County Sheriff Dean Kruger said the landing was made because of  engine trouble. 

After the plane was inspected by a mechanic, Kohlhaas attempted to fly the plane. 

The plane then crashed in the cornfield near Bode.  

The single-engine 1937 Stinson Gallwing has an estimated $50,000 in damages. 

Saturday’s crash is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.  

The Humboldt and Kossuth County Sheriff Departments assisted in the investigation.

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