Monday, August 28, 2017

Gulfstream American AA-5B Tiger, N28005: Accident occurred August 28, 2017 near Southern Illinois Airport (KMDH), Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Springfield, Illinois

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA333
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, August 28, 2017 in Carbondale, IL
Aircraft: GULFSTREAM AMERICAN CORP AA 5B, registration: N28005
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 28, 2017, at 0906 central daylight time, a Gulfstream American Corporation AA-5B airplane, N28005, experienced an in-flight propeller separation in cruise flight and impacted trees and terrain during a forced landing near Carbondale, Illinois. The pilot and passenger sustained serious injuries, and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was privately owned and operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and a visual flight rules flight following flight plan was filed. The flight departed Louisville, Kentucky, at an unknown time, and was destined for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration inspector who responded to the accident site, the airplane was in cruise flight when the pilot reported an engine failure to air traffic control. The pilot initiated an emergency descent and attempted to land at the Southern Illinois Airport (MDH), Carbondale, Illinois. The pilot was unable to land at MDH and executed a forced landing to a field near Carbondale. During the forced landing, the airplane impacted trees and terrain, and came to rest upright. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and fuselage. The propeller, spinner, and spinner bulkhead were missing from the airplane wreckage.

A home owner, located about 9 miles south of the accident site, found a separated section of an airplane propeller in the residence's yard. The separated section of the fixed-pitch propeller included one blade and about 1/2 of the propeller hub. The propeller section was recovered by law enforcement and returned to the accident site. A review of the airplane records, which were located in the airplane, revealed the separated propeller section matched the propeller model installed on the accident airplane.

The airplane and propeller section were recovered for further examination.

JACKSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -  Two men were hurt in a plane crash in Jackson County, Illinois on Monday, Aug. 28.

According to Captain Michael O'Leary with the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, someone from the Southern Illinois Airport Tower called the department at 9:10 a.m. to report an aircraft that was in distress about seven miles south of the airport.

Just moments later, 911 calls started coming in about a plane crash in an orchard near Grammer Road south of Murphysboro.

The plane crashed near Kite Hill Vineyard. The plane hit a tree when it went down.

The two men inside the cockpit had major injuries. They were both flown to area hospitals by helicopter.

Witnesses said people who saw the plane go down jumped into action to help the two men who were on board the plane. One of those witnesses, Ashley Clerk, recalls her experience of the crash.

"We were out here working," Clerk said. "And all of a sudden we seen a plane flying around and he just kinda came down real low...almost looked like he was doing a stunt....turned on his side, came back up like he was going to do a figure eight and he just lost it over the tree line right there and just crashed. We took off running as hard as we could, all of us. every one of us out here."

The names and condition of the two men involved are not being released. Investigators believe they were both from out of state. Online records show the plane is registered in Oklahoma.

"It was definitely scary. It was something out of a movie, really. One of the gentlemans head was gashed open across the of them had a wound there above his eye," Clerk said. "You can definitely tell they need medical help immediately. If you see something go wrong, help! that's the main thing. help people! get out there and do something. Don't let people suffer."

No one on the ground was hurt.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration are on the scene.

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. • Two people suffered serious injuries and were airlifted to regional hospitals after a small plane crashed Monday morning in a peach orchard near south of here.

According to a news release from Jackson County (Ill.) Sheriff's Office, the plane appears to have struck a tree. One wing appeared to have been sheared off and was under a pine tree.

Lt. Jennifer Lindsey of Jackson County Sheriff's Office was at the scene of the crash. She said the flight was believed to have originated in Oklahoma. She did not know the direction the plane was traveling or its destination.

The crash was reported about 9:10 a.m. Monday via a Southern Illinois Airport tower call regarding an aircraft in distress and several 911 calls from witnesses on the ground.

“Within minutes, we had a dozen or more 911 calls of a plane in distress,” Lindsey said.

When officials responded to the scene, they found that the plane's two male occupants were still inside the cockpit. Both men suffered major injuries, the release said, and both were extracted from the wreckage and flown from the scene to regional hospitals.

Their conditions are unknown, and the sheriff's office is not identifying the two. The release did say the sheriff believes they are both from out of state.

A bystander said both victims appeared to him to be conscious when they were put into the air ambulances.

No individuals or property on the ground were damaged. The cause of the crash is not known, the sheriff's office said.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration were notified about the crash and were expected to arrive on the scene Monday.

In addition to sheriff's office personnel, emergency crews from the Murphysboro, Pomona, Somerset Township Fire Department and the Jackson County Ambulance Services responded to the crash.

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MURPHYSBORO -- A county sheriff’s office says two people were seriously hurt when a small plane crashed into a southern Illinois orchard.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reports the plane involved in the Monday morning crash near Murphysboro appears to have crashed into a tree.

The Southern Illinoisan reports there was a Southern Illinois Airport tower call about an aircraft in distress. There also were 911 calls from witnesses on the ground. Responders found two males inside the cockpit. The sheriff’s office says both suffered major injuries and were flown to regional hospitals. Their conditions weren’t immediately known.

The sheriff says the cause of the crash isn’t known. No people or property on the ground were hurt or damaged.

Murphysboro is about 90 miles southeast of St. Louis.

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MURPHYSBORO -- A small plane crashed just south of Murphysboro Monday morning.

The crash happened near the intersection of Route 127 and Grammer Road around 9:10.

A Jackson County Sheriff's Office Spokesperson tells News 3 that two men were on board the plane. They were still in the cockpit of the badly damaged aircraft when deputies arrived on scene. Both were flown to out of state hospitals from the scene with major injuries.

An initial investigation shows that the pilot made an emergency call reporting a mechanical failure just before clipping a tree and crashing.

FAA officials are aware of the crash and will be in the area to investigate the cause.

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1 comment:

gretnabear said...

in most all aviation accidents, the 'severity of injuries inflicted as a result of blunt force trauma is dependent on the amount of kinetic energy transferred and the tissue to which the energy is transferred. The kinetic energy associated with a moving object is equal to one half the mass of that object multiplied by the velocity of the object squared (1/2 mv2). In general, a somewhat lighter object traveling at high speed will cause more damage than a heavier object traveling at low speed.'