Sunday, September 16, 2018

Aero Commander S2R, registered to Noe Aviation LLC, N5553X: Accident occurred July 17, 2018 at Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark (KVTI), Benton County, Iowa

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

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Vinton, IA
Accident Number: CEN18LA278
Date & Time: 07/17/2018, 1445 CDT
Registration: N5553X
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

On July 17, 2018, about 1445 central daylight time, an Aero Commander S2R, N5553X, experienced multiple engine power anomalies during attempted landing at Vinton Veterans Memorial Airport (VTI), Vinton, Iowa. On final approach, the pilot was unable to reduce power and attempted a go around. During the go around, the engine experienced an uncommanded throttle decreased to idle. The pilot executed a forced landing into a cornfield and sustained substantial damage to the airplane fuselage and empennage. The commercial-rated pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to Noe Aviation LLC and operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an agricultural flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and no flight plan was filed. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N5553X
Model/Series: S2R
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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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
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