Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Cessna 182M Skylane, N70634: Accident occurred September 27, 2017 near Piqua Airport (I17), Piqua, Miami County, Ohio

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbus, Ohio

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

Investigation Docket -  National Transportation Safety Board:  https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms


http://registry.faa.gov/N70634

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA376 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in Piqua, OH
Aircraft: CESSNA 182M, registration: N70634
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 27, 2017, about 1130 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 182M airplane, N70634, impacted a corn field and terrain during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Piqua, Ohio. The private pilot was uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial firewall damage during the impact. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Phillipsburg Airport, near Phillipsburg, Ohio, about 1100, and was destined for the Piqua Airport - Hartzell Field (I17), near Piqua, Ohio.

According to the pilot's report, the airplane was approaching I17 when the airplane had a total loss of engine power. The pilot performed a forced landing and the airplane impacted a "standing" cornfield where the substantial damage occurred.

A Federal Aviation Administration inspector, assisted by a mechanic, examined the entire fuel system to include the vents and sumps and found no anomalies. The engine was started and it was operational. The inspector confirmed that the skin panel directly behind the firewall was bent and stringers were bent. In addition, a review of the aircraft records indicated the airplane's last annual inspection was completed about 2 years prior to the accident.

At 1135, the recorded weather, about 11 miles and 283° from the accident site, at the Darke County Airport, near Versailles, Ohio, was: Wind 360° at 10 kts; visibility 7 statute miles; sky condition clear; temperature 26° C; dew point; 18° C; altimeter 30.01 inches of mercury.


The temperature and dew point spread were plotted on a carburetor icing probability chart. Their intersection was within the moderate icing at cruise power and serious icing at descent power setting envelope.

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA376
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in Piqua, OH
Aircraft: CESSNA 182M, registration: N70634
Injuries: 1 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 27, 2017, about 0930 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 182M airplane, N70634, impacted a corn field and terrain during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Piqua, Ohio. The private pilot was uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial firewall damage during the impact. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Phillipsburg Airport, near Phillipsburg, Ohio, and was destined for the Piqua Airport - Hartzell Field (I17), near Piqua, Ohio.

According to preliminary information, the airplane was approaching I17 when the airplane lost engine power. The pilot performed a forced landing and the airplane impacted a cornfield where the substantial damage occurred.

At 0935, the recorded weather at the Darke County Airport, near Versailles, Ohio, was: Wind 320° at 7 kts; visibility 10 statute miles; sky condition clear; temperature 23° C; dew point; 18° C; altimeter 30.00 inches of mercury.






PIQUA — An area pilot proved the adage that “any landing you can walk away from is a good one,” after the engine on his Cessna 182 aircraft failed short of the runway at Piqua/Hartzell Airport on Wednesday.

The pilot, identified by the Ohio State Highway Patrol as Myron Sowry, 77, of Phillipsburg, was making a long final on Runway 08 around just after 11 a.m. on Wednesday when he lost power. Sowry initiated forced landing procedures, bringing the aircraft down in standing corn approximately one-quarter mile from the end of the runway.

He landed safely, exited the aircraft, and made his way through around 100 yards of standing corn to Brian Bros. Painting & Restoration on Versailles Road where he contacted authorities.

The Piqua Fire Department along with mutual aide from both Covington and Lockington Fire Departments responded to the scene where a search to re-locate the aircraft was started.

Lt. Joe Gephardt of the Piqua Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said, “He did a good job of keeping it upright,” speaking of Sowry’s skill in making the difficult landing in the corn.

A Lockington firefighter who was on the scene got permission from the landowner and used a tractor and Bushhog to mow a path to the aircraft. 

Officials from the FAA are expected to arrive at the scene to join the Highway Patrol in the investigation, following which the aircraft will be loaded onto a trailer and transported to the Piqua/Hartzell Airport.

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






MIAMI COUNTY — A small plane ended up in a cornfield near the Piqua Airport Wednesday after mechanical issues caused a ‘forced landing.’ 

Emergency crews responded to the airport in Miami County near Spiker Road around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday after the incident reported. 

State troopers said the small Cessna aircraft encountered mechanical issues and ended up in a cornfield. 

Investigators did not indicate if the plane was landing or taking off. 

The pilot was not injured in the incident. 

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

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