Sunday, July 29, 2018

Flightstar SC II, N953RJ: Accident occurred July 27, 2018 near Concord Airpark (2G1), Lake County, Ohio

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

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

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Painesville, OH
Accident Number: CEN18LA301
Date & Time: 07/27/2018, 1700 EDT
Registration: N953RJ
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On July 27, 2018, about 1700 eastern daylight time, a Flightstar SC II, N593RJ, sustained substantial damage when it impacted terrain during approach to land on runway 2 at the Concord Airpark (2G1), near Painesville, OH. The pilot received serious injuries and his passenger received minor injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not on a flight plan. The local flight was originating at the time of the accident.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: FLIGHTSTAR
Registration: N953RJ
Model/Series: SC II
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: LNN, 626 ft msl
Observation Time: 1655 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 9000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 310°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 11000 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Painesville, OH (2G1)
Destination:  Painesville, OH (2G1)

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:  41.666944, -81.197222

This evening, July 27th, just after 5 PM, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported plane crash in Concord Twp. Upon arrival deputies found that an ultralight plane made an emergency landing in a wooded area behind the homes on Summerwood Drive in Concord Township. Both the male and female passengers have been transported to the hospital for evaluation by Concord Township Fire. 

 Although this accident is in our patrol area it will be investigated by the Ohio State Highway patrol who is responsible for investigating such plane accidents. Future inquiries regarding this accident can be referred to the Ohio State highway patrol post in Chardon.

Chief Deputy Frank Leonbruno

CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio - An ultralight aircraft made an emergency landing in a wooded area in Concord Township, and two people were taken to a hospital, authorities said.

Just after 5 p.m., the Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported plane crash. Upon arrival at a wooded area behind homes on Summerwood Drive, deputies found the ultralight aircraft, according to a Facebook post by the sheriff’s office.

A man and a woman were taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation by Concord Township Fire, the post states.

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