Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Beech N35 Bonanza, N9368Y, Pinnacle Leasing Inc: Accident occurred September 12, 2017 at South Bend International Airport (KSBN), St. Joseph 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; DuPage, Illinois

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf
Pinnacle Leasing Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N9368Y

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA348
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in South Bend, IN
Aircraft: BEECH N35, registration: N9368Y
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 September 12, 2017, about 1300 central daylight time, a Beech N35 airplane, N9368Y, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near South Bend International Airport (SBN), South Bend, Indiana. The commercial pilot and passenger were not injured. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The flight departed Johnson County Executive Airport (OJC), Olathe, Kansas, about 0930, and was en route to SBN.

According to the pilot, while on final approach for runway 9R, the engine "missed". The pilot attempted to increase engine power by advancing the engine throttle control forward. There was no response from the engine. During the forced landing the main landing gear clipped the elevated island between two oncoming lanes of traffic. The airplane bounced and struck a car before coming to rest in the grass adjacent to the road. The left wing was bent and buckled during the forced landing.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Crews worked for hours Tuesday to remove a small plane from the side of US 20, where it crash-landed right outside the South Bend International Airport. ABC 57’s Jess Arnold walks you through how they got it done.

Trying to make a pit stop on his way from Kansas City to Minnesota, pilot Jim Postleweit's plane crash-landed right outside of the South Bend Airport a little after 1:30 Tuesday afternoon, after clipping a car on US 20.

He and his wife were fine, but the plane suffered a wrecked wing and bruised belly.

"In my career, I think this is only the third or fourth one we've had,” said South Bend Police Lt. Gene Eyster.

He said it would be "interesting" to see how crews would get the plane out of the ditch.

First, the US Truck and Trailer Service tried some soft ropes attached to booms on wenches. That didn’t work.

Lt. Eyster said the plane is so light and fragile, it’s like trying to move a crate of eggs, so the crews added more support to help delicately lift it out of the ditch.

After one and a half hours, the crew was able to lift the plane above the ground and move it to the airport.

The last hurdle was getting a 26 foot wide plane through a 20 foot wide entrance.

They couldn't go through it, so they had to lift it over the 12 foot tall fence.

Now that the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have it stowed away, they can investigate what caused this small plane to just barely miss the runway.

A representative from the FAA says the NTSB should be releasing more information in the next ten days.

Original article can be found here ➤   https://www.abc57.com

SOUTH BEND — A single-engine airplane crash-landed in a field near South Bend International Airport around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

According to South Bend Police Department reports, a couple was flying the plane from Kansas to Minnesota and were coming to South Bend for fuel when the aircraft experienced an emergency and came in low over Lincoln Way West.

The plane struck a vehicle on Lincoln Way before landing on the road and skidding to a stop in the grass. There were no injuries. 

Original article ➤ https://www.southbendtribune.com

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Dispatchers confirm that a plane missed a runway and landed in a ditch at South Bend International Airport.

It happened at around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

South Bend Police say the plane was coming in from Kansas City when it grazed a SUV that was going west near the Bypass. Moments later, the plane, carrying a husband and wife, crashed in the ditch southwest of the runway.

Police say no one was injured, adding the pilot intended to fuel his plane at South Bend International Airport before continuing the trip to Minnesota.

South Bend Police Lt. Gene Eyster said he rarely hears about plane crashes happening in the city.

"In my career, this is only the third or fourth one we’ve had. We’re very fortunate this airport has a very high safety standard and history of inspections and emergency equipment," said Eyster.

Federal air and traffic investigators are taking over the case to see what caused the plane to crash.

Neither the plane nor the SUV were significantly damaged.

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

A scare at the South Bend airport.

A small plane landed in a ditch just west of the airport just after 1:30 Tuesday afternoon.

Police say the plane clipped a vehicle before crashing in a ditch on Lincolnway near the Bypass.

No one was hurt but the driver of the car was shaken up.

Police say the plane was traveling from Kansas City to Minnesota and was stopping in South Bend for fuel.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate.

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

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