Sunday, July 07, 2019

Beechcraft A36 Bonanza, N1809S: Fatal accident occurred July 05, 2019 near Greater Kankakee Airport (KIKK) , Illinois

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Springfield, Illinois
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas
Continental Aerospace Technologies; Mobile, Alabama

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Chebanse, IL
Accident Number: CEN19FA210
Date & Time: 07/05/2019, 1358 CDT
Registration: N1809S
Aircraft: Beech A36
Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 5, 2019, about 1358 central daylight time, a Beech A36 airplane, N1809S, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following an in-flight loss of engine power near Chebanse, Illinois. The pilot sustained serious injuries, one passenger sustained minor injuries, and one passenger was fatally injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by private individuals as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from Smyrna Airport (MQY), Smyrna, Tennessee, about 1135 and was destined for Bolingbrook's Clow International Airport (1C5), Bolingbrook, Illinois.

The pilot reported a loss of engine power during cruise flight about 3,000 ft mean sea level. His attempts to restore engine power were not successful and he executed a forced landing to a wheat field.

The airplane came to rest upright on a southeast heading. The impact/debris path was approximately 75 ft long. Ground depressions consistent with impact from the main landing gear wheels were located about 50 ft from the airplane. The fuselage nose structure was partially separated forward of the firewall. The engine remained attached to the nose structure and the propeller remained attached to the engine. The fuselage and both wings were damaged consistent with impact forces. The left wing tip fuel tank was compromised but did not exhibit any fire damage. The wheat field was burned in an area about 35 ft behind the left wing. The right wing tip fuel tank was compromised and the outboard portion of the right wing exhibited fire damage. The wheat field was burned in an area below and extending to about 20 ft behind the right wing tip.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N1809S
Model/Series: A36
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: IKK, 630 ft msl
Observation Time: 1355 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 22°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 3900 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 300°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Smyrna, TN (MQY)
Destination: Bolingbrook, IL (1C5)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  40.991944, -87.835556

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CHEBANSE, Illinois  — Authorities say a Tennessee woman died and two suburban Chicago residents were injured after a small plane made an emergency landing in an Illinois field.

Iroquois County Sheriff's Police said Saturday Raymond Jakubiak of Naperville was flying a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza from Nashville to the Chicago area Friday afternoon when he began to experience engine trouble. Jakubiak attempted to land in a wheat field near Chebanse, where the plane was damaged and caught fire.

The Iroquois County Sheriff’s office said the Beechcraft A36 Bonanza crashed in the field near Chebanse, Illinois around 2 p.m. Friday.

Jakubiak and passenger Dorothy Stockard of Hermitage, Tennessee, were taken to Loyola University Medical Center near Chicago, where Stockard died. Passenger Wrenne Jakubiak of Naperville was treated for injuries and released.

The Beechcraft A36 Bonanza is registered out of Naperville, Illinois. It is believed to have taken off from the Kankakee Regional Airport shortly before crashing six miles directly south of it.

Several agencies are investigating the crash.

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