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Stinson 108-2 Station Wagon, N8019K: Accident occurred July 22, 2016 near Dodge Center Airport (KTOB), Dodge County, Minnesota


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

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: http://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms 

 
http://registry.faa.gov/N8019K


Location: Dodge Center, MN
Accident Number: CEN16LA287
Date & Time: 07/22/2016, 1200 CDT
Registration: N8019K
Aircraft: STINSON 108
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (partial)
Injuries: 2 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 22, 2016, about 1200 central standard time, a Stinson 108-2 single engine airplane, N8019K, registered to a private individual, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing after a loss of engine power near the Dodge Center Airport (TOB), Dodge Center, Minnesota. Of the 3 occupants on board, the private pilot and one passenger sustained minor injuries and one passenger was not injured. The personal cross country flight was being under the provisions of Federal Code of Regulations Part 91. No flight plan was filed and visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the vicinity of the accident. The flight originated from Mankato Municipal Airport (MKT), Mankato, Minnesota about 1130 and was enroute to Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

According to the pilot, the airplane had stopped at MKT for fuel and took off with no problems. After about 30 minutes of flight and cruising at 1,000 AGL, the engine was developing power at a steady 2,350 RPMs when the engine started to lose power to about 2,100 RPMs. The pilot pulled the carburetor heat ON for a few seconds and then pushed it back. The pilot started to look for a place to land and diverted to the Dodge Center Airport. The power remained at 2,100 RPMs for about 10 miles while flying to the airport and then began to lose more power. At this point, the pilot initiated maneuvers to land on a road about 1 mile from Dodge Center. The airplane landed in a field and rolled over. All three occupants exited the airplane through the cabin doors.

Examination of the airplane wreckage by an FAA inspector at the accident site did not reveal any anomalies. The reported weather observation METAR at Dodge Center (TOB) about the time of the accident was:

METAR KTOB 221654Z AUTO 11004KT 10SM SCT013 SCT040 31/24 A3005 RMK AO2

According to the Icing Probability Chart (included in the docket), with a temperature of 31 degrees and dew point of 24 degrees, the aircraft engine was operating in conditions susceptible to light carburetor icing at cruise or descent power.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial; Private
Age: 75, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 1000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 100 hours (Total, this make and model), 20 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: STINSON
Registration: N8019K
Model/Series: 108 2
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1947
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 108-3019
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2231 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: FRANKLIN
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: 6A4165 SERIES
Registered Owner: WINTER JAY R
Rated Power: 165 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: TOB, 1303 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1154 CDT
Direction from Accident Site: 360°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 1300 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4200 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 110°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 24°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Mankato, MN (MKT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Oshkosh, WI (OSH)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1130 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: Dodge Center Airport (TOB)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 1303 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Vegetation
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced Landing 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  44.017778, -92.831389 (est)





NTSB Identification: CEN16LA287
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, July 22, 2016 in Dodge Center, MN
Aircraft: STINSON 108, registration: N8019K
Injuries: 2 Minor, 1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On July 22, 2016, about 1200 central standard time, a Stinson 108-2 single engine airplane, N8019K, registered to a private individual, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing after a loss of engine power near the Dodge Center Airport (TOB), Dodge Center, Minnesota. Of the 3 occupants on board, the private pilot and one passenger sustained minor injuries and one passenger was not injured. The personal cross country flight was being under the provisions of Federal Code of Regulations Part 91. No flight plan was filed and visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the vicinity of the accident. The flight originated from Mankato Municipal Airport (MKT), Mankato, Minnesota about 1130 and was enroute to Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

According to the pilot, the airplane had stopped at MKT for fuel and took off with no problems. After about 30 minutes of flight and cruising at 1,000 AGL, the engine was developing power at a steady 2,350 RPMs when the engine started to lose power to about 2,100 RPMs. The pilot pulled the carburetor heat ON for a few seconds and then pushed it back. The pilot started to look for a place to land and diverted to the Dodge Center Airport. The power remained at 2,100 RPMs for about 10 miles while flying to the airport and then began to lose more power. At this point, the pilot initiated maneuvers to land on a road about 1 mile from Dodge Center. The airplane landed in a field and rolled over. All three occupants exited the airplane through the cabin doors.

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