Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Sopwith Camel, N225JB: Accident occurred October 07, 2018 at Bolivar Municipal Airport (M17), Polk County, Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

https://registry.faa.gov/N225JB

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA012
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 07, 2018 in Bolivar, MO
Aircraft: BEARDEN BIPLANE SOPWITH CAMEL, registration: N225JB

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.

Went off the runway into ditch and flipped.

Date: 07-OCT-18
Time: 23:40:00Z
Regis#: N225JB
Aircraft Make: AIRDROME AEROPLANES
Aircraft Model: SOPWITH CAMEL
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BOLIVAR
State: MISSOURI


BOLIVAR, Mo. - The Bolivar Police Department responded Sunday to an overturned WWI replica bi-plane at the Bolivar Municipal Airport.

The plane was overturned on the east side of the runway, according to a Bolivar Police Department press release.

The pilot, a 67-year-old man from St. Charles was temporarily trapped inside the aircraft, but was uninjured, according to the release.

The pilot told police the tail of the aircraft slid out upon landing, causing the plane to veer off the runway and into a ditch where it overturned.

Bolivar Police, Bolivar City Fire Department, CMH EMS, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Central Polk Fire and Rescue all responded to the scene, according to the release.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.ozarksfirst.com



Emergency crews responded to Bolivar Municipal Airport when an "experimental" airplane crashed near a runway at around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7.

According to a Bolivar Police Department news release, responders "found a replica World War I biplane overturned on the east side of the runway."

The pilot, 67-year-old James Bearden of St. Charles, was initially trapped inside the aircraft but was not injured, the release said.

"The pilot stated that the tail of the aircraft began to slide out upon landing causing the plane to veer off of the runway and into a ditch where it overturned," the release said.

Several agencies, including BPD, Bolivar City Fire Department, Citizens Memorial Hospital Emergency Services, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Central Polk Fire and Rescue, responded to the scene.

Emergency crews responded to Bolivar Municipal Airport Sunday evening for an airplane crash near a runway.

Crews were notified of a transportation incident at the airport, located at 4460 Airport Road, at around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7.

Bolivar Police Department Lt. Roger Barron called the aircraft an "experimental plane."

Barron confirms one pilot was involved in the crash. He was not injured.

A reporter on the scene said crews were still working in the area of the crash as of 7:10 p.m.

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

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