Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Beech J35 Bonanza, N533JW: Accident occurred August 04, 2018 near Starke County Airport (KOXI), Knox, Indiana

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Plaines, Illinois

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


Location: Knox, IN
Accident Number: CEN18LA319
Date & Time: 08/04/2018, 1450 EDT
Registration: N533JW
Aircraft: Beech 35
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On August 4, 2018, about 1450 eastern daylight time, a Beech 35 airplane, N533JW, impacted terrain after a loss of engine power during an approach to the Starke County Airport (OXI), Knox, Indiana. The pilot and three passengers were not injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged during the accident. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time.

The pilot reported to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, that during the approach to the airport, the engine lost power. He was unable to restart the engine and landed in a corn field short of the runway. The airplane's firewall and fuselage sustained substantial damage during the accident.

The airplane was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N533JW
Model/Series: 35 J35
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KOXI, 683 ft msl
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 3 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude:  41.290000, -86.630556

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very first aircraft purchase by the pilot.
Certificate issue date - July 30, 2018