Saturday, August 5, 2017

Cessna 140, N89738: Accident occurred August 05, 2017 in Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N89738

NTSB Identification: ERA17LA268
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 05, 2017 in Mount Sterling, KY
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N89738
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 August 5, 2017, about 1000 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 140, N89738, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a total loss of power near Mount Sterling, Kentucky. The private pilot sustained serious injuries. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that departed Stanton Airport (I50), Stanton, Kentucky.

The pilot reported to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, that while flying at an altitude of 2,200 ft, and the engine operating at 2,400 rpm with the mixture leaned, when the engine experienced a total loss of power. He made a forced landing to a flat, 15-acre field, and after touchdown the airplane went over a fence and down a hill before impacting a creek.

Initial examination of the airplane by the FAA inspector revealed substantial damage to the right wing and fuselage.

The two-seat, high wing, tailwheel-equipped airplane, was powered by a Lycoming O-235, 116-horsepower engine.

The pilot held a private pilot certificate with a rating for airplane single-engine land. He reported 1,200 hours of total flight experience on his most recent application for an FAA third-class medical certificate, which was issued on August 3, 2016.

The 1255 weather at Mount Sterling Montgomery County Airport (I50), about 9 miles northwest of the accident site included wind from 100° at 6 knots; visibility 10 statute miles; temperature 22° C; dew point 11° C; and altimeter setting 30.18 inches of mercury.


The airplane was recovered and retained for further examination.




MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A pilot has been taken to the hospital after investigators say his aircraft force landed in a Montgomery County field Saturday.

The Montgomery County sheriff says it happened near the intersection of Spencer Road and Tapp Lane, east of Mount Sterling.

The sheriff says the pilot of a Cessna 140 took off from Clay City around 9 a.m. Saturday. Once in the air, the plane lost power, and the pilot had to make a force landing in the field.

"It took him a while, I'm assuming, to get out of the plane and crawl to where he did," Sheriff Fred Shortridge said. "The comment he made to my deputy was he left Powell County around 9 o'clock this morning. Where he went from that point we don't know yet but he had engine problems and had to make an emergency landing."

Investigators aren't sure exactly when the plane went down, because they say the pilot never communicated any trouble to a nearby airport.

The sheriff says the pilot has been airlifted to UK Hospital with multiple injuries. His condition is not known at this time.

The pilot was the only person on board the plane.

The FAA confirms it is investigating, but it's not clear when someone will be on scene.

Story and video ➤ http://www.wkyt.com




MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A man was sent to the hospital after his plane force landed in a field Saturday.

The Montgomery County Sheriff says the plane went down in a field near the intersection of Spencer Road and Tapp Lane, east of Mount Sterling.

Reportedly the plane lost power after taking off from Clay City around 9:00a.m. 

The sheriff says the pilot was forced to make a force landing in the field.

The sheriff tells LEX 18 the pilot never communicated any problems to nearby airports so they aren't sure exactly when the plane went down.

We're told the pilot was airlifted to UK Hospital to be treated for his injuries. So far there is no update on his condition.

Story and video ➤ http://www.lex18.com

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