Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Cessna 120, N76524: Accident occurred August 06, 2018 near West Plains Regional Airport (KUNO), Pomona, Howell County, Missouri

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; St. Louis - St. Anne, Missouri

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


Location: Pomona, MO

Accident Number: CEN18LA317
Date & Time: 08/06/2018, 1251 CDT
Registration: N76524
Aircraft: Cessna 120
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On August 6, 2018, about 1251 central daylight time, a Cessna 120, N76524, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing near Pomona, Missouri. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was owned and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the flight, which was not on a flight plan. The airplane departed about 1145 from the West Plains Regional Airport (UNO), West Plains, Missouri, on a local flight.

The pilot reported that he was departing UNO and was about 500 ft above ground level when the engine stopped producing power. He executed a forced landing to a field and during the landing rollout, the airplane collided with a fence and haybale which resulted in substantial damage to the airplane.

At 1253, the surface weather observation at the UNO, located about 2 nm northwest of the accident site was: wind 210° at 10 knots; visibility 10 miles; few clouds at 5,000 ft; temperature 33° C; dew point 21° C; and altimeter 30.15 inches of mercury. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N76524
Model/Series: 120
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Carrell Jack F
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: UNO, 1228 ft msl
Observation Time: 1253 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 33°C / 21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 5000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / , 210°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.15 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: West Plains, MO (UNO)
Destination:  West Plains, MO (UNO) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: Unknown
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: Unknown
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:

POMONA, Mo. — No injuries were reported Monday after a small plane crashed in a field near Pomona.

Highway Patrol Troop G Information Officer Sgt. Jeff Kinder says the Highway Patrol was notified of the crash around 1 pm, however area residents reported hearing the crash around 10:30 am.

Kinder says the pilot told law enforcement that the plane lost power, causing him to make an emergency crash landing near N Highway about a mile east of Pomona. The 84-year-old pilot left the scene of the crash and walked to the West Plains Regional Airport in Pomona to report the incident.

Sgt. Kinder says there was damage to the plane, as well as a fence and a mobile home on the property where the landing took place. The plane will be left at the scene for the day before being moved from the property sometime Tuesday.

Kinder says that due to it being a crash landing and due to the damage to the airplane, the Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating the incident.

Because there were no injuries, Kinder says the Highway Patrol will not be releasing the name of the pilot, in accordance with the Highway Patrol’s policy concerning the release of names of people involved in non-injury accidents.

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