Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Cessna A188B AGtruck, N78417: Accident occurred August 22, 2018 at Amelia Earhart Airport (K59), Atchison County, Kansas

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:

Location: Atchison, KS
Accident Number: CEN18LA350
Date & Time: 08/22/2018, 1800 CDT
Registration: N78417
Aircraft: Cessna A188
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

On August 22, 2018, about 1300 central daylight time, a Cessna 188 airplane, N78417, impacted terrain after a loss of engine power departing the Amelia Earhart Airport (K59), Atchison, Kansas. The pilot was 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 137 agricultural flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time.

The pilot reported to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector that he topped off with fuel in the morning and had flown two previous loads. Then during takeoff on the third flight, the engine lost power. He added that the engine continued to rotate, but there wasn't any power. He had too much speed to stop on the runway and continued about a quarter mile into a pasture, before coming to a stop. The inspector noted substantial damage to the fuselage and no obvious problems with the engine.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N78417
Model/Series: A188 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Mcelwain Russell D
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: K59
Observation Time: 2253 UTC
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:  24°C / 15°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 240°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  8 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.19 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Atchison, KS (K59)
Destination:  Atchison, KS (K59)

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:  39.575833, -95.181111

ATCHISON, Kansas — A man escaped injury when he crashed his plane outside Atchison, Kansas, on Wednesday afternoon.

The Cessna single-seat aircraft has been left in a ruin, but authorities said he managed to get out of it immediately. Atchison County Sheriff Jack Laurie said the man had intended to take off at about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday from Amelia Earhart Memorial Airport but failed to get enough lift off of the runway.

"At a certain point, he was ... forced into some type of landing maneuver," Laurie said. "It landed right into the embankment, where it did a lot of the damage up here. "... So with the speed, he was going at, he didn't think he could stop on the runway without running off the edge anyway, so he was gonna attempt to try to go back up."

A large force of first responders turned around en route after airport authorities determined the crash posed no health or fire hazard. Sheriff's deputies interviewed the pilot at the scene. An airport employee said the pilot left soon afterward and isn't suspected of any wrongdoing.

No one else is believed to have been affected by the incident. 

Original article can be found here ➤


Anonymous said...

Cessna single SEAT?

Anonymous said...

That's what I thought
Looks like an air tractor?