Monday, March 05, 2018

Mac Cub, N669WH: Accident occurred March 05, 2018 in West Point, Davis County, Utah

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Ogden, UT
Accident Number: WPR18LA102
Date & Time: 03/05/2018, 1430 MST
Registration: N669WH
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On March 5, 2018, at 1430 mountain standard time, an experimental Mac Cub airplane, N669WH, experienced a partial loss of engine power and the pilot executed a precautionary landing to a dirt road near West Point, Utah. The pilot and pilot rated passenger/owner operated the airplane under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a local area personal flight; they were not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage after coming to rest inverted. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local area flight that departed Skypark Airport (BTF), Bountiful, Utah, about 1330. A flight following flight plan was filed. The flight was destined for BTF.

According to the pilot, they were flying over a marshy area when the engine started to sputter. They found a nearby road that was about 10 feet wide and made a precautionary landing. During the rollout, the airplane encountered mud, and nosed over.

According to the pilot rated passenger/owner, he was seated in the front, and the pilot was seated in the rear of the airplane. The rear compartment is not equipped with instruments or a carburetor ice handle. When the engine began to run rough, they attempted emergency procedures, but did not active the carburetor ice. The engine was still running, but not developing enough power to remain aloft, so they decided to land.

The airplane was recovered for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: MACDONALD CRAIG
Registration: N669WH
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: OGD
Observation Time: 2053 UTC
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 2°C / -7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots, 300°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4100 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting:  30.31 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: BOUNTIFUL, UT (BTF)
Destination: BOUNTIFUL, UT (BTF)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:

WEST POINT, Utah – A small plane suffered an engine issue Monday afternoon, forcing an emergency landing.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, an emergency landing was conducted by the aircraft near West Point, Utah.

“Local authorities say there were no injuries and only the pilot was on board,” a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration wrote.

During the emergency landing, a tire on the airplane was caught in some mud, causing the plane to flip over.

Information regarding where the plane was headed was not known.

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