Friday, July 20, 2018

CubCrafters CC19-180, N70DD: Accident occurred July 19, 2018 in Hyrum, Cache County, Utah

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Hyrum, UT
Accident Number: WPR18LA199
Date & Time: 07/19/2018, 0950 MDT
Registration: N70DD
Aircraft: CubCrafters CC19
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 19, 2018, about 0950 mountain daylight time, a Cub Crafters Inc. CC19-180 airplane, N70DD, impacted terrain during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Hyrum, Utah. The airline transport pilot sustained serious injuries, and the airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and fuselage. The airplane was registered to a private individual and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal fight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the cross-country flight. The flight originated from Ogden, Utah, about 0905, and was destined for Pinedale, Wyoming.

The pilot reported that during cruise flight over mountainous terrain, the engine began to lose power. After he turned the electric fuel pump on, he noticed a slight increase in power, however, the engine lost all power shortly afterward. The pilot stated that he initiated an off-airport landing to a nearby opening, however, when he realized that he was unable to make it, he maneuvered toward another area suitable for landing. Subsequently, the airplane impacted trees and terrain before it came to rest upright.

The wreckage of the airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CubCrafters
Registration: N70DD
Model/Series: CC19 180
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: KLGU, 4454 ft msl
Observation Time: 1551 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 18 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.16 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Ogden, UT (OGD)
Destination: Pinedale, WY 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:  41.596111, -111.552222 (est)

HYRUM, Cache County — A 40-year-old Utah pilot was hospitalized Thursday with injuries he suffered when his single-engine plane crashed in Blacksmith Fork Canyon.

The man, whose name has not yet been released, sustained injuries to his legs, arms and face. He was conscious at the time a medical helicopter arrived and took him to a hospital on the Wasatch Front, said Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen.

No one else was in the plane when it crashed.

The crash occurred in a rugged, heavily wooded area near Hardware Ranch, east of Hyrum about 10:15 a.m. Thursday, according to Jensen.

He said the pilot never called in for help. Another pilot saw it go down and told authorities.

"The only way we got notified was from the other pilot who had witnessed the crash," Jensen said. The plane remained mostly intact, but had a broken wing.

Investigators could not immediately pinpoint a cause. Jensen said the Federal Aviation Administration was made aware and planned to send representatives to the scene.

Jensen said he did not know the plane's destination.

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HYRUM, Cache County — A small plane crashed Thursday morning near Hardware Ranch in the Blacksmith Fork Canyon area of Cache County, officials said.

The crash happened about four miles east of Hardware Ranch, officials said. Another pilot saw the plane go down about 10:15 a.m. and alerted authorities, according to Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen. A medical helicopter quickly found the plane and pilot, who was alert but injured. The pilot was quickly transported to McKay-Dee Hospital after medical personnel stabilized him.

The pilot was then flown to a Wasatch Front-area hospital, according to Cache County Sheriff's Office officials.

The name of the pilot and cause of the crash have not yet been released. The investigation has been turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration, officials said.

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