Sunday, June 17, 2018

Rockwell Commander 112TC, N4594W: Accident occurred June 14, 2018 near Cheyenne Regional Airport (KCYS), Laramie County, Wyoming

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Cheyenne, WY
Accident Number: CEN18LA225
Date & Time: 06/14/2018, 1500 MDT
Registration: N4594W
Aircraft: Rockwell International 112TC
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 14, 2018, about 1445 mountain daylight time, a Rockwell International 112TC, N4594W, airplane was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Cheyenne Regional Airport/Jerry Olson Field (KCYS), Cheyenne, Wyoming. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The airplane departed a private airstrip and was en route to KCYS at the time of the accident.

According to preliminary information, while in cruise flight, the engine starting running rough and lost power. The pilot attempted to restore engine power but was unsuccessful. During a forced landing to the field, just east of the approach end to runway 26, the outboard portion of the right wing separated and the empennage and fuselage were bent and wrinkled. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: Rockwell International

Registration: N4594W
Model/Series: 112TC
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: KCYS
Observation Time:  MDT
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / -3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 19 knots/ 25 knots, 290°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point:
Destination: Cheyenne, WY (KCYS)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None

Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  41.154444, -104.785000 (est)

Updated at 6 p.m.: New information added to the story including updating the specific location.

Update at 5:10 p.m.: The roads are now open to traffic.

CHEYENNE – Converse Avenue between Dell Range and Pershing Boulevard was closed for about an hour Thursday following a single-engine plane crash in the field east of the road.

The private plane landed just before 3 p.m. near the road due to engine difficulties.

Cheyenne Regional Airport Director of Aviation Tim Barth said the man piloting the plane had recently purchased it and was taking it on a short flight from another airport to Cheyenne.

But when the airplane got over the city, the unidentified pilot started noticing difficulties.

“The engine just quit on him,” Barth said.

The pilot then did “the best thing he could,” which is to find a flat, large field for a safe landing, Barth said.

Neither the pilot nor his passenger were hurt.

As of early Thursday evening, the plane was still sitting near Converse Avenue, but the road had opened up around 4:45 p.m.

Barth said the plan was to transport the plane back to Cheyenne Regional Airport for storage.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration registry, the plane is a fixed-wing single-engine aircraft manufactured in 1976.

The FAA will conduct an in-depth investigation.

The C-130 military transport aircraft parked above the scene of the accident was not related. That plane just had a flat tire, Barth said.

Original article ➤

Cheyenne, Wyo. - An emergency landing left a small plane in the field on Converse Avenue by the baseball fields south of Dell Dange Thursday afternoon. The crash happened just before 3pm. Both occupants walked away from the accident on their own.

The small plane has been towed from the field and the Federal Aviation Administration will conduct an investigation into the cause of the landing.

Around the same time, an Air Guard C-130 with multiple emergency crews sat at the airport. The two events are unrelated.

Converse Avenue was closed in both directions for several hours, but has since reopened.

Original article can be found here ➤

Update 6 p.m.--Police say Converse between Dell Range and Pershing has re-opened following a plane crash near the Cheyenne Airport on Thursday afternoon.

Cheyenne Police say Converse between Dell Range and Pershing closed down around 3 p.m. because of a crash of a small airplane near the Cheyenne Airport.

A post on the CPD Facebook page said all occupants walked away from the crash, but the road closure may last "several hours." Cheyenne Police Department spokesman Kevin Malatesta said the road will remain closed while the Federal Aviation Administration investigates the crash, adding that could take until "late tonight."

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