Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Just Aircraft / Easy Raider, N6862K: Accident occurred August 14, 2017 near Fulton County Airport (KRCR), Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

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


NTSB Identification: CEN17LA318
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, August 14, 2017 in Rochester, IN
Aircraft: Knapp Easy Raider, registration: N6862K
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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, at 1920 eastern daylight time, an amateur built Knapp Easy Raider, N6862K, collided with a steel handrail during a forced landing in Rochester, Indiana, following a loss of engine power. The student pilot received minor injuries and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual flight rules conditions existed near the accident site at the time of the accident, and a flight plan had not been filed. The local flight was departing from the Fulton County Airport, (RCR), Rochester, Indiana, at the time of the accident.

The pilot reported that the engine had recently been rebuilt and that he installed it in the airplane himself. The engine had a "couple" of hours of ground run-up time on it and the accident occurred on the first flight. He reported the engine stopped responding to throttle control movements shortly after becoming airborne.

The pilot landed the airplane in a factory parking lot where it hit a steel handrail.

ROCHESTER, Ind. (WANE) Indiana State troopers responded to a plane crash in Rochester Monday evening.

According to a release from state police, an airplane took off from Rochester Airport around 6:45 p.m. and flew 500 feet before the engine stalled.

The pilot, 58-year-old Kenneth Bergman of Claypool, was able to glide the 2016 Easy Rider experimental aircraft to a parking lot of a nearby company on North State Road 25.

Bergman, the only person inside the plane, suffered minor injuries. Nobody else was injured.

The investigation will be continued by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://wane.com

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