Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Cessna A188B, registered to an individual and operated by Lloyd Darter Aviation, N4996R: Accident occurred August 06, 2018 in Sedalia, Pettis 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; Kansas City, Missouri

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


Location: Sedalia, MO
Accident Number: CEN18LA321
Date & Time: 08/06/2018, 1515 CDT
Registration: N4996R
Aircraft: Cessna A188
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

On August 6, 2018, at 1515 central daylight time, a Cessna A188B, N4996R, experienced a total loss of engine power and impacted powerlines and terrain during an aerial application about 10 miles north of Sedalia, Missouri. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces and post-crash fire. The pilot sustained serious injuries. The airplane was registered to an individual and operated by Lloyd Darter Aviation under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial application flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight originated from an unknown location at time unknown. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N4996R
Model/Series: A188 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Lloyd Darter Aviation
Operating Certificate(s) Held:  Agricultural Aircraft (137) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: DMO, 910 ft msl
Observation Time: 1453 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 33°C / 21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 220°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:

Deputies and firefighters from Pettis County were dispatched to a plane crash on Monday in the area of Green Lawn Road in Hughesville.

According to the Pettis County Sheriff's Office, the pilot reported mechanical problems as the cause of the crash. 

The pilot was taken by private vehicle to an area hospital for treatment. 

An investigation is underway by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://ksisradio.com

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