Friday, July 13, 2018

Wittman Tailwind, registered to the previous owner and operated by the pilot, N619NT: Accident occurred July 12, 2018 in Orient, Pickaway 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; Columbus, Ohio

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Orient, OH
Accident Number: CEN18LA275
Date & Time: 07/12/2018, 1827 EDT
Registration: N619NT
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On July 12, 2018, at 1827 eastern daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Whittman Tailwind, N619NT, impacted terrain during a forced landing following a total loss of engine power near Orient, Ohio. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The private pilot/airplane owner and a flight instructor were uninjured. The airplane was registered to the previous owner and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Wittman
Registration: N619NT
Model/Series: WHITTMAN TAILWIND No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: Pilot
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: TZR, 904 ft msl
Observation Time: 1745 EDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 70°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:

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