Friday, March 9, 2018

Lancair Legacy, N60JN: Accident occurred March 08, 2018 near Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport (KTPL), Temple, Bell County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Airborne Legacy LLC:

Location: Temple, TX
Accident Number: CEN18LA118
Date & Time: 03/08/2018, 1045 CST
Registration: N60JN
Aircraft: Bereznak Lancair Legacy
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

On March 8, 2018, about 1045 central standard daylight time, a Bereznak Lancair L2K-263, N60JN, sustained a partial loss of engine power while in cruise flight at 9,500 feet, and the pilot made a forced landing in a plowed field 1-mile northwest of Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport (TPL), Temple, Texas. The pilot was seriously injured, and the passenger was uninjured. The airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed near and about the time of the accident. A visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan had been filed for the flight that originated at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Austin, Texas, and was destined for Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL), Dallas, Texas.

The pilot said he advanced the throttle, but the engine did not respond. He said the engine sounded different in pitch, but there was no banging or popping. He observed a drop in fuel flow; the airplane was not equipped with a fuel pressure gauge. The pilot attempted but was unable to glide to TPL. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: Bereznak
Registration: N60JN
Model/Series: Lancair Legacy L2K-263
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operating Certificate(s) Held:  None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KTPL, 682 ft msl
Observation Time: 1051 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C / -1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:  7 knots, 150°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.26 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Austin, TX (KAUS)
Destination:  Dallas, TX (KDAL) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 

A single-engine plane with engine problems was forced to land in a field in the 14,600 block of State Highway 317 just before 11 a.m. Thursday, according to Temple Fire & Rescue.

Two people were on board the aircraft, but their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, according to Temple Fire & Rescue Spokesperson Thomas Pechal.

Emergency vehicles responded to the scene, where they found the plane upright. There was no fire or fuel leakage, Pechal said.

Drivers on SH 317 were urged to slow down and use caution when driving past the area.

Original article can be found here ➤

TEMPLE, TX (KXXV) - The Temple Fire and Rescue spokesperson Thomas Pechal said in a press release, two people are ok after a single-engine plane made an emergency landing on Thursday morning in Temple. 

The plane landed in a field in the 14,600 block of state highway 317 around 11 a.m. 

Two people were aboard and only received non-life threatening injuries. 

The plane is upright, there is no fuel leaking and no fire. 

Original article can be found here ➤

1 comment:

Jim B said...

Well done for a forced landing.