Monday, May 7, 2018

Beech A36 Bonanza, N36LP: Accident occurred May 04, 2017 in Shullsburg, Lafayette County, Wisconsin

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Plaines, Illinois

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Shullsburg, WI
Accident Number: CEN18LA159
Date & Time: 05/04/2018, 1900 CDT
Registration: N36LP
Aircraft: BEECH A36
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 4, 2018, about 1900 central daylight time, a Beech A36 airplane, N36LP, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Shullsburg, Wisconsin. The pilot was not injured. The flight was being operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and the flight was operating on an instrument flight rules flight plan. The flight originated from the Okmulgee Regional Airport (OKM), Okmulgee, Oklahoma, about 1537. The intended destination was Bucky's Airport (WN09), Plainfield, Wisconsin.

The pilot reported that the airplane was in cruise flight at 7,000 ft mean sea level when he heard an unusual noise from the engine. Shortly afterward, the engine lost power. He subsequently executed a forced landing to an open field. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the lower fuselage. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: BEECH
Registration: N36LP
Model/Series: A36 UNDESIGNATED
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: PVB
Observation Time: 1855 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / 8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots, 290°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Okmulgee, OK (OKM)
Destination: Plainfield, WI (WN09)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 42.573056, -90.232222 (est)

LAFAYETTE COUNTY (WKOW) -- Authorities say federal investigators are in Wisconsin looking into what caused a small plane to make an emergency landing in southwestern Wisconsin Friday night.

According to Lafayette County sheriff's officials, the plane landed near the intersection of County Road W and Dimmicks Road in Monticello around 7:30 p.m. on May 4. The pilot reported mechanical failures while trying to land at a small air strip near Apple Canyon Lake.

Officials in Jo Daviess County, Illinois told authorities the man couldn't make it to the air strip and ended up landing in a farm field off Illinois Lane. 

Deputies from both sheriffs' agencies responded to the landing site. They found the plane was upright and the pilot was not hurt. He made arrangements to remove the plane and get it to a nearby airport.

Federal Aviation Administration inspectors were called to respond to the incident Saturday morning. 

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