Thursday, August 17, 2017

Beech A36, N48TZ, Gulf Central Aviation LLC: Accident occurred August 17, 2017 near Louisiana Regional Airport (KREG), Gonzales, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Gulf Central Aviation LLC:

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA328
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Gonzales, LA
Aircraft: BEECH A36, registration: N48TZ
Injuries: 2 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 August 17, 2017, about 0927 central daylight time, a Beech A36 airplane, N48TZ, was substantially damaged during a forced landing after departing from Louisiana Regional Airport (REG), Gonzales, Louisiana. The private pilot and flight instructor were not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by Gulf Central Aviation LLC under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight, which departed about 0926. 

According to the pilot, the departure occurred on Runway 17, following a normal engine run up and takeoff roll. After climbing to about 150 ft agl, the pilot noticed the airplane was no longer climbing and lowered the nose. Based on his perceptions of a partial engine power loss, the pilot checked the throttle and mixture lever positions, which were both full forward. After maneuvering to avoid trees, the pilot initiated a forced landing into a hay field. During the landing roll, the airplane impacted a small ridge and nosed over, which damaged the engine firewall.

BURNSIDE — A single-engine plane crashed in a hay field north of La. 22 shortly after takeoff mid-Thursday morning in southern Ascension Parish, sheriff's deputies said.

Ascension Sheriff's Chief Deputy Bobby Webre said the Beechcraft Bonanza lost power about 9:40 a.m. Thursday right after taking off from nearby Louisiana Regional Airport, a general aviation airport northwest of La. 22. 

The pilot had to immediately make an emergency landing in the field, Webre said, and it was a good one if not for a ditch in the field that caused the plane to nose forward after touching down. 

Webre said two people were on-board the plane, a pilot and co-pilot, but there were no injuries, no fires and no leaks of fuel or other hazardous materials as a result of the crash.     

The plane had damage to its propeller and engine cowling, Webre said. 

Webre said the field is located north of La. 22 between the Pelican Point subdivision to the north, the Ascension Trace subdivision to the south and between the La. 22/La. 44 intersection and the Word of Life Church.

The crash site also happens to be just down the road from the 5th Ward fire station. Deputies and firefighters responded the crash, Webre said. 

Original article can be found here ➤ 

GONZALES – Two people were on a plane that went down in a hayfield in Ascension Parish Thursday, but none sustained serious enough injuries to be taken to the hospital.

The plane went down in a field near Pelican Point Country Club around 9:30.

The plane, built in 1980 by Beechcraft, seats six people.  It is registered to Gulf Central Aviation LLC of Baton Rouge.

The plane had some damage to the nose, authorities said. 

The crash was near the intersection of Highways 44 and 22.

Original article can be found here ➤

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