Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cessna 150F, N3002X, registered to Gas Publishing LLC and operated by the pilot: Accident occurred June 18, 2018 in Ferdinand, Dubois County, Indiana

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

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


Location: Ferdinand, IN
Accident Number: CEN18LA233
Date & Time: 06/18/2018, 2245 EDT
Registration: N3002X
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 18, 2018, about 2245 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 150F airplane, N3002X, made a forced landing in a parking lot then nosed over in an embankment. The private rated pilot and one passenger sustained minor injuries and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to Gas Publishing LLC and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan had been filed. The flight departed Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA), Mosinee, Wisconsin, about 1700 central daylight time and was en route to Perry County Municipal Airport (TEL), Tell City, Indiana.

After the accident, the pilot reported that while flying 15 miles north of TEL at 2,500 ft mean seal level, the engine sputtered. The pilot was unable to troubleshoot the engine issue and the engine experienced a total loss of power. He made a forced landing to a paved surface between two rows of parked semi-trailers. The airplane landed hard and nosed over in an embankment. The pilot and passenger exited the airplane under their own power.

The airplane has been retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N3002X
Model/Series: 150F F
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: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHNB, 529 ft msl
Observation Time: 2256 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 200°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Mosinee, WI (CWA)
Destination: Tell City, IN (TEL)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  38.220556, -86.873056 (est)

FERDINAND — Two patients were transported for treatment after a single-engine plane crashed late Monday night in the MasterBrand Cabinets west parking lot, 624 W. Third St., Ferdinand.

Indiana State Police say the pilot, 52-year-old Gregory Solsrud and his passenger, 18-year-old Winston Solsrud, both of Georgia, were transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. It was thought they are father and son.

This morning, a hospital spokeswoman said Winston Solsrud was treated and released. There was no information immediately available on Gregory Solsrud.

Authorities were called just after 11 p.m.  to the report of the crash on the southwest side of Ferdinand near West Third Street and Industrial Park Road.

Sgt. Chad Dick said the white and blue 1966 Cessna 150 apparently missed tall power lines, the plant and a parking lot full of semi trailers, touching down in the parking lot and tipping onto its top after the plane’s nose collided with a rip-rapped embankment.

There were no employee injuries and only very minor property damage to the embankment, according to police.

“This is like a miracle plane crash to not hit anything on the property except an embankment,”  Sgt. Chad Dick said from the scene. The trooper said he observed two skid marks in the parking lot in front of the embankment.

Police said the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board had been notified.

The Solsruds were reportedly alert and conscious after the accident.

The Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department, Ferdinand Police Department and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services were among the first on the scene. Those units were soon joined by state police. Huntingburg Airport Manager Travis McQueen also went to the scene.

Ferdinand firefighters returned to their station after about 30 minutes.

MasterBrand kept media outside the property and plant operations appeared to continue uninterrupted. State police said all efforts were made by the state police not to impede normal operations of the factory or its employees.

Indiana State Police Trooper Steve Nolan responded and is serving as the primary investigating trooper. Sgt. Chad Dick assisted.

Original article ➤ https://duboiscountyherald.com

The Federal Aviation Administration is trying to figure out what caused a plane crash in Ferdinand, Indiana late last night.

Gregory Solsrud and Winston Solsrud are the two individuals involved in the plane crash

A 1966 Cessna 150 single engine plane crashed onto the Master Brand Cabinets property. That’s in the 600 block of West 3rd Street.

The pair suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to Jasper Memorial Hospital.

Story and video ➤ http://44news.wevv.com

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