Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Cessna 340, N89AM: Accident occurred October 01, 2018 at Keokuk Municipal Airport (KEOK), Lee County, Iowa

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa

Windy Point Aviation LLC

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA001
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, October 01, 2018 in Keokuk, IA
Aircraft: Cessna 340, registration: N89AM

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft landed one (1) mile short of runway, departed again landed at airport.

Date: 02-OCT-18
Time: 15:45:00Z
Regis#: N89AM
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 340
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: IOWA


Anonymous said...

Eagerly awaiting to hear details on this one.

john stackhouse said...

In a C340 no less. This was not a student pilot.

Anonymous said...

Am I reading this correctly?

Not sure where he/she could have landed, KEOK is surrounded by roads and very close to the Mississippi.

CFI-II-G said...

Missed it by that much......

daveyl123 said...


1. They moved the airport one mile away from its original location.

2. They stopped for coffee

3. Someone REALLY had to go..

4. The PAPI needs adjustment.

5. The GPS needs adjustment

6. The Sectional needs adjustment

Anonymous said...

Agreed- this should be interesting ............

Anonymous said...

If at first you don’t succeed...try, try again! Lol.

Anonymous said...

Stopped at a drive thru for a burger?

rpkb said...

I am the pilot, ask away.

Anonymous said...

Okay rpkb ... What happened? Glad you are okay.

rpkb said...

3:30 am, 200 ft overcast and fog. I thought I saw the runway lights, turned out to be a barn. Luckily, we got back to the airport. It was the result of a chain of bad decision making on my part.

Anonymous said...

I would rather be LUCKY than GOOD ... Just saying.

Anonymous said...

So the plane never really landed when they thought they saw the runway lights OR did they touch down in a farm field, realize the mistake, hit full power and get back in the air? Gives a whole new meaning to the saying:"God is my co-pilot"!

Anonymous said...

I searched the "N" number on the internet and saw a pic. That is one sharp plane, just hope it wasn't damaged in the mishap.

Anonymous said...

rpkb why the hell wouldn't you've just followed your glide slope in on a 200' ceiling and FG even if you had the visibility for the approach, with a 5500' rwy in a CE-340, you would have stopped even with a contaminated rwy?!?! Even if you were just capable of the LNAV mins, with only REIL and MIRL the ceiling is 168' below your MDA with FG once again. Looking at google earth there isn't anything prior to 1 mile off the approach end of rwy 8, let alone a barn with light on it that would be pulsing like the RIELs would or the threshold lights looked like. Sounds like more then a chain of bad decision making! I hope the FAA finds you negligent and pulls your certificate(s)!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Know-it-all above seems to think they're part of the NTSB or something HAHAHAHA! Google maps shows the image was taken back in 2014. How do you know there wasn't something built between then and now?

Anonymous said...

rpkb ... Thanks for your honesty ... None of the rest of us were there and a few seem to forget that we are all human. Glad you are ok.

Remington Box said...

I am going to add the entire story here because I think everything is a learning experience, and I learned a lot.

Mr. why the hell up there, its easy to Monday morning quarterback, I appreciate your suggestions, but luckily the FAA has a much clearer head, knows the rules and regulations and was objective. I loathe the day someone like you becomes an FAA inspector.

Here is the entire story as candid as I can get.

Anonymous said...

Rpkb ... Again, thank you for the open honest sharing. No doubt you were tired/fatigued due to the delay and wee hours. I have seen that before but I have been lucky. Glad the ride went well and that everyone is ok ... Planes are replaceable.