Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Quad City Challenger, N638DC: Accident occurred May 22, 2019 in Raymond, Hinds County, Mississippi

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson, Mississippi

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Raymond, MS
Accident Number: CEN19LA149
Date & Time: 05/22/2019, 1910 CDT
Registration: N638DC
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 22, 2019, about 1910 central daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Chistov Challenger N638DC, experienced a total loss of engine power during a visual approach for landing to a private airstrip near Raymond, Mississippi. The airplane then collided with trees and powerlines during a forced landing. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces and post-crash fire. The pilot was uninjured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight originated from the private airstrip about 1900.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CHISTOV
Registration: N638DC
Model/Series: CHALLENGER
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: Pilot
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: JVW, 247 ft msl
Observation Time: 1855 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 150°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Raymond, MS
Destination: Raymond, MS

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 32.120278, -90.312778 (est)

TERRY, Mississippi (WLBT) - A plane crashed in Terry on Lebanon Pinegrove Road Wednesday evening, confirms Major Pete Luke.

The 50-year-old pilot from Raymond told investigators that as he approached a landing strip on Jenkin Road, the plane’s engine failed, causing it to crash into power lines and then catch on fire.

According to a witness, the wheels of the plane caught the power lines and flipped upside down.

The witness also said that the pilot unbuckled his seat-belt and fell onto the ground and ran to safety.

No injuries have been reported as a result of the crash.

Law enforcement and emergency vehicles are on the scene.

Entergy is also on the scene. Several homes near the accident are without power.

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TERRY, Mississippi (WJTV) - UPDATE: According to Major Pete Luke, the plane's pilot says the crash was due to an engine failure. 

The pilot says that he was approaching a landing strip on Jenkins Road, when the engine failed, causing the plane to crash into the power lines and catch fire. 

Hinds County Sheriff’s Investigators and personnel from the FAA will be investigating the crash.  

No injuries were reported. 

Hinds County Sheriff's Department is investigating a small plane crash near Lebanon Pinegrove Road and Jenkins Road in Terry. 

HCSD Major Pete Luke says preliminary reports show the plane crashed into power lines and is fully engulfed in flames. 

Luke says the pilot is alert and moving around. 

Investigators with the Federal Aviation Administration have been notified of the crash. 

Original article can be found here ➤

1 comment:

  1. Got home from work yesterday evening to find no water pressure, no power. Called Entergy and despite repeated calls to South Central Water Assn, could not get a live person or a response. Finally called 911 to report lack of response from the water company, and they notified the state's public works personnel. Eventually I received a call from a gentleman who said he worked for the power company, and that he had tried to call earlier. I have an AT & T cell phone, and had been checking it repeatedly. No messages appeared. This is an issue that AT & T needs to address, as I believer the water co. employee was telling the truth. Sometimes my voice messages take a day or longer to show up on my phone, and in times of potential public safety danger such delays can be life threatening. I am in my 70's, very active, but many elderly in this area are less so.