Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Cessna 150M, N6341K: Accident occurred August 14, 2018 near Madison Municipal Airport (KMDS), Lake County, South Dakota

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rapid City, South Dakota

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Madison, SD
Accident Number: CEN18LA329
Date & Time: 08/14/2018, 0800 CDT
Registration: N6341K
Aircraft: Cessna 150
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On August 14, 2018, about 0800 central daylight time, a Cessna 150M, N6341K, sustained substantial damage during a landing to a corn field near Madison, South Dakota, following a loss of engine power during cruise flight. The student pilot was not injured. The airplane nosed over during the forced landing and sustained substantial damage to both wings. The aircraft was registered to an individual and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a solo instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from the Madison Municipal Airport (MDS), Madison, South Dakota, about 0710. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N6341K
Model/Series: 150 M
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Riggin Brenda L
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: MDS, 1718 ft msl
Observation Time: 1255 UTC
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 8000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 150°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.95 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point:  Madison, SD (MDS)
Destination: Madison, SD (MDS)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  44.016389, -97.085556

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