Friday, November 24, 2017

Piper PA-12, N4040M: Accident occurred November 22, 2017 in Dickinson, Stark County, North Dakota

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fargo, North Dakota

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N4040M

Location:  Dickinson, ND
Accident Number: CEN18LA039
Date & Time: 11/22/2017, 1245 MST
Registration: N4040M
Aircraft: PIPER PA 12
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On November 22, 2017, about 1245 mountain standard time, a Piper PA-12 airplane, N4040M, was substantially damaged during an in-flight collision with a truck trailer near Dickinson, North Dakota. The pilot sustained serious injuries and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight was not operated on a flight plan. The flight was originating at the time of the accident. The intended destination was the Sloulin Field International Airport (ISN), Williston, North Dakota.

The accident occurred shortly after takeoff. The pilot noted that the airplane seemed to lose lift once out of ground effect and he was not able to maintain control. The airplane ultimately came to rest on the trailer of a truck located in the industrial yard from which the airplane was attempting to takeoff. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: PIPER
Registration: N4040M
Model/Series: PA 12 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: DIK, 2592 ft msl
Observation Time: 1956 MST
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 24 knots/ 31 knots, 290°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.85 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Dickinson, ND
Destination: Williston, ND (ISN)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 47.021389, 102.810278 (est)

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