Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Rans S-6ES Coyote II, registered to and operated by private individuals as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight, N265GB: Accident occurred April 02, 2019 in Lafe, Greene County, Arkansas

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Lafe, AR
Accident Number: CEN19LA116
Date & Time: 04/02/2019, 1722 CDT
Registration: N265GB
Aircraft: BERKEY S-6ES
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On April 2, 2019, about 1722 central daylight time, an experimental, amateur-built Berkey S-6ES airplane, impacted vegetation on final approach at a private turf airstrip near Lafe, Arkansas. The pilot was not injured and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by private individuals as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal flight which was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Blytheville Municipal Airport (HKA), Blytheville, Arkansas, about 1650. The private airstrip was the intended destination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BERKEY
Registration: N265GB
Model/Series: S-6ES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: 4M9, 293 ft msl
Observation Time: 1715 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 14 knots / , 200°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Blytheville, AR (HKA)
Destination: Lafe, AR (PVT) 

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
Latitude, Longitude: 36.204444, -90.548889

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