Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Stinson 108-3 Voyager, N6642M: Accident occurred July 09, 2019 near Crater Lake - Klamath Regional Airport (KLMT), Oregon

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Klamath Falls, OR
Accident Number: WPR19LA207
Date & Time: 07/09/2019, 1320 PDT
Registration: N6642M
Aircraft: Stinson 108
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On July 9, 2019, about 1320 Pacific daylight time, a Stinson 108-3 airplane, N6642M collided with terrain near Klamath Falls, Oregon, following a partial loss of engine power. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the aileron and wing spar. The airplane was registered to an individual and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident and no flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from an unknown location and time.

The pilot stated that he was repositioning the airplane to Alaska and had stopped for fuel in Klamath Falls. He stated that during the takeoff, the airplane did not make adequate power to establish a climb. He subsequently initiated a forced landing in a field near the airport. The airplane was relocated to a secure facility for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Stinson
Registration: N6642M
Model/Series: 108 3
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No 
Operator:On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: Unknown
Ground Injuries:N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: Unknown
Total Injuries: 2 None
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A small aircraft had engine problems forcing it land in a field near the Klamath Falls Airport.

The privately owned aircraft a 1948 Stinson 108-3 was operated by Clayton DARR of Anchorage, Alaska. After taking off from the Klamath Falls Airport the aircraft experienced engine problems caused DARR put the aircraft in a field near the 10200 block of Homedale Road at approximately 1:14 PM.

Deputies responded to assist the pilot and the single passenger. No injuries were reported. The aircraft suffered minor damaged due to being landed in the field. No reports of property damage from the property owners were received.

The Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Federal Aviation Administration with the investigation and whether or not the incident is going to be classified as a crash.

Original Report: 3:09 PM, July 9, 2019

A single engine aircraft had just taken off from the Crater Lake - Klamath Regional airport when, for unknown reasons, crashed in a field south of the airport 3000’ off the end of the runway.

At 1:15 PM Klamath County 9-1-1 fielded the call dispatched first responders from Kingsley Field Fire Department and Klamath County Fire District 1, plus deputies from the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office to the scene.

Upon arrival first responders found the plane in the field right side up, pitched to the side with a broken landing gear and two uninjured passengers. 

“Two people were aboard the aircraft and were uninjured in the crash,” said John DuVal, Detective for the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office. “The aircraft is believed to be registered in Klamath Falls and that the passengers were just heading out on a day trip.”

According to John Barsalou, Manager of the Crater Lake - Klamath Regional Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration has been notified of the crash and that it was out of the airports jurisdiction as the crash occurred off airport property.  Barsalou did confirm that the aircraft crashed on takeoff.

The crash remains under investigation. 

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