Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Cub Crafters PA18-150, N226JK: Accident occurred March 21, 2018 near Eagle Creek Airport (51OK), Beggs, Oklahoma

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma

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


Location: Beggs, OK
Accident Number: CEN18LA125
Date & Time: 03/21/2018, 1745 CDT
Registration: N226JK
Aircraft: CUB CRAFTERS PA18 150
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On March 21, 2018, about 1745 central daylight time, a Cub Crafters PA18-150 airplane, N226JK, experienced a loss of engine power after takeoff from the Eagle Creek Airport (51OK), Beggs, Oklahoma. The pilot sustained a minor injury; the passenger was not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight was originating at the time of the accident.

The pilot reported that the pre-takeoff engine run up was normal. The takeoff was uneventful until the airplane reached about 50 feet above ground level when the engine lost power. The engine regained power momentarily, but then lost power again. The pilot executed a forced landing; however, the airplane impacted a ditch causing the landing gear to collapse. The wings and fuselage were substantially damage during the accident sequence. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CUB CRAFTERS
Registration: N226JK
Model/Series: PA18 150 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: RVS, 638 ft msl
Observation Time: 1753 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 15 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / -2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots, 100°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.19 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Beggs, OK (51OK)
Destination: Beggs, OK (51OK) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  35.793611, -96.029722 (est)

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