Saturday, April 06, 2019

Cessna 175 Skylark, owned by Kingdom Air Corps Inc and operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight, N7622M: Accident occurred April 04, 2019 in Edgefield, South Carolina

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; West Columbia, South Carolina

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Edgefield, SC
Accident Number: ERA19LA143
Date & Time: 04/04/2019, 1215 EDT
Registration: N7622M
Aircraft: Cessna 175
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On April 4, 2019, about 1215 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 175, N7622M, owned by Kingdom Air Corps, Inc., impacted a powerpole adjacent to a field during a forced landing near Edgefield, South Carolina. The commercial pilot and pilot-rated passenger were not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was being operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight destined for Boone Inc Airport, Boone, North Carolina. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the flight that originated about 15 minutes earlier from Daniel Field Airport, Augusta, Georgia.

The pilot stated that no discrepancies were noted during the engine run-up before departure, and after departure with an adequate supply of fuel for the intended flight, climbed to 2,000 feet mean sea level, where he switched the fuel selector to the left tank. About 5 minutes later the engine began to run "a little shaky" which he attributed to be a stuck valve. He turned to fly toward a nearby airport but realized he was unable to reach it. The engine began to run rougher then lost power completely. Attempts to restore engine power by switching the fuel selector, checking the magnetos, and application of carburetor heat were unsuccessful. He spotted a field and set up for a landing by lowering flaps. During the landing roll he maneuvered the airplane to avoid cows, and the left wing collided with a power pole.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N7622M
Model/Series: 175 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
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: DNL, 422 ft msl
Observation Time: 1153 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 18 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Light and Variable / , Variable
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.39 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Augusta, GA (DNL)
Destination: Boone, NC (NC14)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  33.768889, -81.986667

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