Thursday, February 8, 2018

Thorp T-18, N600HH, registered to and operated by the pilot: Accident occurred February 08, 2018 at Woodland Airstrip (MU89), Troy, Lincoln County, Missouri

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

Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; St. Louis, Missouri

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/N600HH


National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Accident Factual Report 

Location: Troy, MO
Accident Number: CEN18LA095
Date & Time: 02/08/2018, 1152 CST
Registration: N600HH
Aircraft: HENDERSON THORP T 18
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Controlled flight into terr/obj (CFIT)
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On February 8, 2018, at 1152 central standard time, an amateur-built T-18 airplane, N600HH, collided with trees and terrain during landing at Woodland Airstrip (MU89), Troy, Missouri. The private pilot, who was the sole occupant, sustained serious injuries and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan had been filed. The flight departed Creve Coeur Airport (1H0), St. Louis, Missouri, about 1030.

The plot reported that upon arrival at MU89 he made one pass over runway 27 and noted a crosswind from 230° at 10 to 20 knots. The pilot continued into the traffic pattern for a full stop landing on runway 27. During final approach while aligned to the left side of the runway and about 90 mph, the pilot extended the flaps "one notch." The pilot added that he wanted a little speed due to the crosswind on final. The pilot looked down at the instrument panel to check the rate of descent and when he looked back outside he saw a small tree tip near the airplane's right wing tip. He initiated a left control input, but the right wing tip collided with the tree and the airplane turned slightly right. The airplane continued into several trees and then nosed down into the ground. The pilot reported that there were no airplane mechanical malfunctions or failures.

The responding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector performed a postaccident examination of the airplane and accident site. There was evidence of broken tree limbs about 30 to 40 yards east of the main wreckage. The airplane came to rest next to a tree line in a nose low, vertical attitude (figure 1). Flight control continuity was confirmed and no preimpact anomalies were evident.

Figure 1 – Accident airplane 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 75, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/03/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: HENDERSON
Registration: N600HH
Model/Series: THORP T 18 UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1974
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 600
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/10/2015, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1465 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 682 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT:  C91  installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-320
Registered Owner: Mike & Linda Fleming
Rated Power: 150 hp
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: KFYG, 489 ft msl
Observation Time: 1155 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 20 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 175°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 5°C / -7°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.4 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: ST LOUIS, MO (1H0)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: ST LOUIS, MO (1H0)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1030 CST
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Airport Information

Airport: WOODLAND AIRSTRIP (MU89)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 656 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 27
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 1750 ft / 80 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious

Latitude, Longitude: 38.912222, -91.033333 (est)

Location: Troy, MO
Accident Number: CEN18LA095
Date & Time: 02/08/2018, 1152 CST
Registration: N600HH
Aircraft: HENDERSON THORP T 18
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On February 8, 2018, at 1152 central standard time, a Henderson Thorp T-18 amateur-built airplane, N600HH, collided with trees and terrain during landing at Woodland Airstrip (MU89), Troy, Missouri. The private pilot, who was the sole occupant, sustained serious injuries and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan had been filed.

The first responders reported that after the accident the pilot stated that a gust of wind pushed the airplane into the trees during landing.

The responding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector performed a postaccident examination of the airplane and accident site. There was evidence of broken tree limbs about 30 to 40 yards east of the main wreckage. The airplane came to rest next to a tree line in a nose low, vertical attitude (figure 1). Flight control continuity was confirmed and no preimpact anomalies were evident.


Figure 1 – Accident airplane 


Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: HENDERSON
Registration: N600HH
Model/Series: THORP T 18 UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: KFYG, 489 ft msl
Observation Time: 1155 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 20 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 5°C / -7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.4 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Troy, MO (MU89)
Destination: Troy, MO (MU89) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:  38.912222, -91.033333 (est)



LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. — A single-engine plane crashed into some trees near Wolf Creek Road and State Highway U Thursday afternoon in Lincoln County.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department reports that the pilot suffered a broken arm and was taken to the hospital.

There is no word yet on what caused the crash.

A pilot was hospitalized after his small plane crashed Thursday afternoon in Lincoln County.

The pilot was the only person on board when the single-engine plane came down and skimmed some trees before crashing.

The plane crashed nose down on a gravel road parallel to a private landing strip. It happened just before noon in an unincorporated area of Lincoln County near Wright City. Several fire departments and the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene.

By the time they got there, a neighbor was helping get the pilot out of the plane. The neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said he heard two loud noises and saw the pilot's wife running to the crash.

"He was still in the plane he was standing up out on his our the front of it where the front windscreen would be and he says, 'I need to get out of here, but I can't because my hand hurts.' So I went over there and he put his arm around my shoulders and we lifted him up," the man said.

The pilot was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. His name has not been released.

"He has a fractured arm and a head injury of some sort. As far as the rest of the extent of his injuries, I don't know," said Wright City Fire Protection District Chief Ron MacKnight.

The FAA was on the scene trying to determine the cause of the crash.

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LINCOLN CO. (KMOV.com) – A pilot suffered a broken arm after a small plane crashed in Lincoln County Thursday.

Missouri State Highway Patrol officials said pilot Mike Fleming was the only person on the plane when it crashed at Wolf Creek Road and Highway U around noon. According to authorities, the narrow private road doubles as a private airstrip.

"I was in the house making lunch and I heard what sounded like an empty dump truck coming down a gravel road," said Fleming's neighbor, who wanted to remain anonymous.

The crash happened just a few feet from the man's home. 

"I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I just stood over here," he said. "So I went over there and he put his arm around my shoulders and we lifted him up and got him out over it."

Following the crash, Fleming was taken to the local hospital for treatment. Despite the heavy damage done to the aircraft itself, Fleming suffered only a broken hand and arm. 

"Could definitely have been a lot worse. when we got over there fuel was pouring out and it could've caught on fire," said Ron MacKnight, Fire Chief for Wright City. "We always prepare for the worst and hope for the best and this is one of those best case scenarios."

Story, video and photos ➤ http://www.kmov.com

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