Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain, recently purchased and operated by the pilot-owner under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight, N353JP: Incident occurred May 25, 2019 near McKinney National Airport (KTKI), Dallas, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Dallas, Texas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


Location: McKinney, TX
Accident Number: CEN19LA154
Date & Time: 05/25/2019, 1518 CDT
Registration: N353JP 
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-350
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 25, 2019, at 1518 central daylight time, a Piper PA-31-350, N353JP, lost total power on both engines while on landing approach to McKinney National Airport, (TKI), McKinney, Texas. The pilot subsequently made an off-airport forced landing in a field one mile north of the airport. The private pilot and pilot-rated passenger were not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the underside of the airframe. The airplane had recently been purchased and was being operated by the pilot-owner under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions were reported at the airport at the time of the accident, and a visual flight rules flight plan had been filed.. The flight originated in Durant (DUA), Oklahoma, and was en route to TKI.

The pilot told a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector that while he was on a 1-mile final approach to DUA, the right engine lost all power, followed shortly thereafter by a total power loss of the left engine. A forced landing ensued. The inspector said he examined the fuel tanks and found the left tank was 1/2-full and the right tank was 3/4-full. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N353JP
Model/Series: PA-31-350
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: TKI, 589 ft msl
Observation Time: 2045 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 17 knots / 23 knots, 150°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Durant, OK (DUA)
Destination: McKinney, TX (TKI)

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: 32.202778, -96.589722

The McKinney Fire Department responded to a call Saturday afternoon for a plane down about a mile north of the McKinney National Airport. 

Units arrived to find the two occupants of the plane outside and refusing medical attention. The pilot told first responders that he intentionally performed a belly landing in the wet field after one of the engines went out about five miles from the airport. The plane had the words ‘Air Ambulance’ on the side of it and the pilot identified himself as a doctor.

The two people aboard the plane were unharmed.  

“The field created an area for a soft landing,” said McKinney Fire Marshal Mike Smith. “Federal agencies have been contacted and are responding.”

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

MCKINNEY, Texas — Two days after a small plane crashed into a McKinney home, another small plane landed in a field due to engine failure, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. 

A pilot reported engine failure before landing the plane Saturday afternoon one mile north of the McKinney National Airport.

Two people were on board the plane and no one was injured, the FAA said in a statement.

The emergency landing happened two days after a small plane crashed into McKinney home just west of the Aero Country Airport. The crash knocked out power and left a large gaping home in the back of the home.

While three people, including two children, were inside the home, no one was injured on the ground. Two people on board the plane were treated at a nearby hospital. 

The McKinney National Airport and Aero Country Airport are about 11 miles apart.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the Thursday crash.

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

No one was injured when a small plane made an emergency landing in a field near U.S. Highway 380 Saturday afternoon in McKinney, fire officials say.

The plane landed intact just north of McKinney National Airport after an engine went out, officials said. Two people inside got out on their own.

One lane of Highway 380 was shut down at FM1827 as a precaution.

The incident occurred two days after a plane crashed into a home in McKinney, injuring the pilot and a passenger. The plane was removed from the home Saturday morning.

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


  1. how can one have problems keeping a Navajo airborne on one engine?? flew them many times on one engine and heavily loaded, with no issues

  2. If I were a patient I would say "Dr. can I see your flying credentials please?" and
    "I'm not going if its a V tail Bonanza"

  3. Try landing one on no engines. They both failed.