Friday, August 11, 2017

Navion Navion G Rangemaster, N249KC, registered to Kalea Company LLC and operated by Sky Walker Flying: Accident occurred August 11, 2017 near Lenawee County Airport (KADG), Adrian, Michigan

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Belleville, Michigan

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Kalea Company LLC
dba Go For Goudy Air

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA316
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, August 11, 2017 in Adrian, MI
Aircraft: NAVION NAVION G, registration: N249KC
Injuries: 2 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 11, 2017, about 1000 eastern daylight time, a Navion G airplane, N249KC, impacted trees after a loss of engine power near Adrian, Michigan. The flight instructor and private pilot were seriously injured and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to Kalea Co. LLC and operated by Sky Walker Flying under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan had been filed. The local flight departed Lenawee County Airport (ADG), Adrian, Michigan, at an unknown time. 

The responding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector reported that the airplane was found wedged between two trees and the engine had separated from the firewall (figure 1). 

According to the flight instructor, the airplane's engine experienced a total loss of power about 1,000 ft above ground level.

The airplane has been retained for further examination.

MADISON TOWNSHIP, MI (WTOL) - A single-engine aircraft crashed Friday morning in Madison Township.

The crash happened at about 10 a.m. on Lyons Road between the Sand Creek Highway and Gorman Road, south of the Lenawee County Airport. However, first responders did not get a call about the crash until 2:20 p.m.

According to the Lenawee County Sheriff's Office, a male and female were on board the plane when it crashed. First responders transported both to the hospital with serious injuries. 

"We have no idea what the reason is for the crash," said Lenawee County undersheriff Troy Bevier. "We do know that FAA is on the way here and we'll investigate. Our Lenawee County Airport is only about three quarters of a mile away and so they'll be out here also the manager out there." 

Crews on scene say the plan hit a treeline and part of the plane is in a tree.

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ADRIAN — A single-engine private plane crashed Friday near the Lenawee County Airport, injuring the two people on board, Lenawee County Undersheriff Troy Bevier said.

The plan crashed at about 10 a.m. at the treeline in a field near Lyons Highway and Gorman Road, about two miles south of the airport. The plane broke apart in the crash, with part of it caught in a tree, Undersheriff Bevier said. The man and woman on board were at the site without aid until about 2:20 p.m., when she managed to walk to a nearby road and flag down a motorist who called 911.

The woman then led authorities to the crash site and the man. Both suffered serious injuries, Undersheriff Bevier said. The names of the victims were not immediately released.

They were taken to a Toledo-area hospital. The Federal Aviation Administration is on the way to the site to investigate the cause of the crash.

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ADRIAN, MI - A single-engine plane has crashed south of Adrian, leaving two people injured, according to Lenawee County Dispatch.

The crash was reported at 2:23 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11 in the 6000 block of Lyons Highway in Madison Township, according to dispatch.

That's about four miles south of the Lenawee County Airport.

The two-passenger plane crash at about 10 a.m. in a field about a half mile off the road, said Lenawee County Undersheriff Troy Bevier.

Both passengers, a woman and a man, suffered serious injuries, he said. The woman was able to get out of the plane and walk to the road, where she flagged down a driver to call 911.

The Lenawee County Sheriff's Office is investigating, and the Federal Aviation Administration is on the way to the scene, Bevier said.

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