Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Rockwell International S-2R, N4907X: Accident occurred May 25, 2019 in Oakes, Dickey County, North Dakota

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fargo, North Dakota
Honeywell; Mesa, Arizona

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Oakes, ND
Accident Number: CEN19LA156
Date & Time: 05/25/2019, 1430 CDT
Registration: N4907X
Aircraft: Rockwell S 2R
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

On May 25, about 1430 central daylight time, a Rockwell S2R-10 agricultural airplane, N4907X, registered to Bearcreek Flying Service LLC, Oakes North Dakota, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing after a loss of engine power near Oakes, North Dakota. The commercial pilot was not injured. The flight was being conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed. The flight originated at 1400 from the Oakes Municipal Airport (2D5), Oakes, North Dakota.

The pilot reported that he was spraying a field about 10 miles south of 2D5. After completing 15 spray runs, the pilot maneuvered the airplane for another spray run when the engine lost power. After the loss of power, the pilot attempted to maneuver the airplane to land in a field. During the landing, the airplane struck an uneven part of the field.

The wreckage was recovered and the engine was removed for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Rockwell
Registration: N4907X 
Model/Series: S 2R No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Bearcreek Flying Service LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Observation Time:  CDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / , 270°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Oakes, ND (2D5)
Destination: Oakes, ND (2D5) 

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: 46.096944, -97.919444

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