Friday, May 11, 2018

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N738XT: Accident occurred May 11, 2018 at Markley Farm Airport (OH24), Orrville, Wayne County, Ohio

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cleveland, Ohio

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board 

Location: ORRVILLE, OH
Accident Number: CEN18LA171
Date & Time: 05/11/2018, 0900 EDT
Registration: N738XT
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May11, 2018, about 0900 eastern daylight time, Cessna 172N airplane, N738XT, was substantially damaged when it impacted the ground and nosed over during takeoff from the Markley Farm Airport (OH24), Orrville, Ohio. The private pilot received serious injuries and the passenger received minor injuries. The airplane sustained damage to the fuselage, wings and vertical tail. The aircraft 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 for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The flight was originating at the time of the accident with an unconfirmed destination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N738XT
Model/Series: 172N N
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: BJJ, 1136 ft msl
Observation Time: 1256 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C / 1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6500 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots, 30°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 9500 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: ORRVILLE, OH (OH24)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  40.875556, -81.766389

ORRVILLE, Ohio -- Authorities are investigating after a small plane crashed near state Route 57 and Five Points Road Friday morning.

Two passengers inside the private plane suffered minor injuries. The passengers are local residents, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The plane crashed shortly after takeoff from a privately owned airfield. Authorities believe the pilot was attempting to return the plane to ground to avoid striking powerlines when the plane ran out of runway space.

The plane's landing gear snapped, causing it to overturn in a yard near a house.

Ohio State Highway Patrol and fire crews remain at the scene.

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ORRVILLE, Ohio-- A small plane crashed in Wayne County Friday morning, the Ohio State Highway Patrol says.

It happened at state Route 57 and 5 Points Road just north of Orrville during an aborted takeoff.

The two people on board, the pilot and his wife, were taken to Aultman Orrville Hospital for minor injuries.

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ORRVILLE A small single-engine airplane with two people aboard crashed shortly after takeoff about 9:50 a.m. Friday near State Route 57, just north of Five Points Road.

According to Orrville Fire Chief Chris Bishop, the plane took off from a private landing strip nearby and failed to get any lift, crashing after getting about 30 feet off the ground. The front end hit first, and then the plane flipped over. According to the State Highway Patrol, which is investigating the crash, the pilot guided the plane down to avoid hitting the wires that run along the road.

The two occupants — Larry Markley, the pilot, and his wife Sally — were transported to Aultman Orrville Hospital with minor injuries, Bishop said.

When the first medics arrived they were still in the plane seat-belted, and medics helped them out of the plane.

The plane crashed within about 30 feet of a nearby house.

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ORRVILLE, Ohio - A small plane has crashed in Wayne County on Friday morning.

The plane crashed in a field at 6239 Wadsworth Road in Orrville, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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Anonymous said...

I claim BS on the powerline theory, bad pilotage and now a wrecked airplane. Nice try

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear nobody was hurt. It's a shame that nice Cessna is now scrap. The private field that they took off from is listed as 1,633' X 200' turf so not much room for error. I've heard that if the grass is a little too high or the ground is soft that increases takeoff roll due to resistance. IMHO that field is better suited for an ultralight or a Cub.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't help but notice the seat had came off the rails. Think that could be the cause? Since he/she only attained 30' agl perhaps they forgot to remove the control column gust lock.