Friday, November 10, 2017

Temco GC-1B Swift , N2363B: Fatal accident occurred November 10, 2017 near Pineville Municipal Airport (2L0), Louisiana

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled 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: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

http://registry.faa.gov/N2363B

NTSB Identification: CEN18FA030
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, November 10, 2017 in Pineville, LA
Aircraft: TEMCO GC 1B, registration: N2363B
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On November 10, 2017, about 1120 central standard time, a Temco GC 1B airplane, N2363B, was substantially damaged when it impacted trees and then terrain while maneuvering north of Pineville Municipal Airport (2L0), Pineville, Louisiana. The airline transport pilot was fatally 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 cross-country flight departed Lake Water Wheel Airport (XS99), Shepherd, Texas, about 1000.

According to an employee with the fixed base operator at 2L0, the pilot called on the airport UNICOM frequency and asked for assistance verifying that the landing gear were down and locked. The airplane was observed to fly from south to north over the airport and at the north end of the airport the airplane pulled up and turned to the right. The employee confirmed that the landing gear appeared to be down but the pilot did not respond. The airport manager of 2L0 was flying in the area and flew to the location that the airplane was last seen. The wreckage of the airplane was located about 30 minutes later.

The wreckage of the airplane came to rest in heavily forested terrain about half a mile north of 2L0. The main wreckage came to rest inverted on a 60 degree heading. The main wreckage included the inboard sections of the left and right wings, fuselage, the left elevator and its horizontal stabilizer, the rudder, the vertical stabilizer, the right horizontal stabilizer, and the engine and propeller assembly. The outboard section of the left wing was found about 140 feet from the main wreckage. The outboard section of the right wing, sections of canopy, right elevator, ailerons, flaps, sections of cowling, and a section of the throttle were found in trees and on the ground between the outboard section of the left wing and the main wreckage. All major components of the airplane were located.

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.




A small plane crashed near Buhlow Lake this morning, with the pilot believed to be the only fatality.

Rapides Parish Sheriff's deputies were notified shortly before noon that a small aircraft crashed near the lake and the Alexandria Veterans Administration Hospital, a spokesman said. 

Deputies along with VA Police, VA Fire Department, Pineville Fire Department, Alpine Fire Department and Louisiana State Police responded to the scene. 

They found the wreckage of a single engine private aircraft in a thick, brush covered area between the VA and Bulow Lake.  Deputies located the body of the pilot and what appears to be the only occupant of the aircraft, the spokesman said. 


The Rapides Parish Coroner's Office responded to the scene to take custody of the body.  The Federal Aviation Administration was notified and has taken over the investigation. Investigators say an autopsy and toxicology tests will be conducted as part of their investigation to determine official cause of death.  


The name of the deceased is being withheld at this time until proper notification of family members is made, the spokesman said. Deputies did determine the pilot was not from the central Louisiana area.


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


A pilot not from Central Louisiana died Friday in a crash of a small plane near Buhlow Lake, according to the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office.

The crash was reported around 11:47 a.m. to the Tioga substation by the Pineville Police Department. The single-engine private airplane was found in thick brush between the lake and the Veterans Administration Medical Center, reads a release.


The Federal Aviation Administration has taken over the investigation.


The pilot appeared to be the only occupant. The identity of the pilot has not been released yet, reads the release.


Deputies were able to determine that the pilot is not from Central Louisiana, it reads.


Deputies responded to the scene, along with police and fire personnel from the VA, Louisiana State Police and the Alpine and Pineville fire departments.


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


PINEVILLE, La. (KALB) - UPDATED information from RPSO:

The pilot of a small plane is dead following a crash near the grounds of the Alexandria Veterans Administration Hospital around 11:47 a.m. Friday according to the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office.

RPSO says the Tioga Sub-station received a call from the Pineville Police Department reporting the possible crash of a small aircraft near Buhlow Lake and the grounds of the VA.

Deputies along with VA Police, VA Fire Department, Pineville Fire Department, Alpine Fire Department and troopers with the Louisiana State Police, responded to the scene.

Upon arrival, first responders located the wreckage of a single-engine private aircraft in a thick, brush covered area between the VA and Bulow Lake. Deputies located the body of the pilot, who appeared to be the only occupant of the aircraft, deceased.

The Rapides Parish Coroner's Office responded to the scene to take custody of the body. The Federal Aviation Administration was notified and has taken over the investigation. Investigators say an autopsy and toxicology tests will be conducted as part of their investigation to determine official cause of death.

The name of the deceased is being withheld at this time until proper notification of family members is made. Deputies did determine the pilot was not from the central Louisiana area.

4:30 p.m. Story:

KALB has learned that a small, single engine plane crashed near the property of the Alexandria Veterans Administration Hospital in Pineville late Friday morning.

A source tells KALB that the crash involved a single fatality, though the name of the person or the plane’s tail number have not yet been released to the public.

Several agencies responded to the scene including the Pineville and VA Fire Departments, RPSO and State Police. The NTSB is working with those agencies in the investigation.

RPSO said that the wreckage was found in a thick, brush-covered area between the VA and Buhlow Lake.

The body was taken into custody by the Rapides Parish Coroner's Office. Investigators said an autopsy and toxicology tests will be conducted as part of the investigation.

It has been determined that the pilot was not from the Cenla area.

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

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