Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Stoddard-Hamilton GlaStar, N98PW: Accident occurred July 26, 2019 at Mitchell Municipal Airport (KMHE), Davison County, South Dakota

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rapid City, South Dakota

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


Location: Mitchell, SD
Accident Number: CEN19LA241
Date & Time: 07/26/2019, 1410 CDT
Registration: N98PW
Aircraft: Stoddard-Hamilton GlaStar
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 26, 2019, about 1410 central daylight time, a Stoddard-Hamilton GlaStar, N98PW was substantially damaged when it veered off the runway while landing at Mitchell Municipal Airport (MHE), Mitchell, South Dakota. The pilot was uninjured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan had been filed for the personal cross-country flight. The flight originated from Wittman Regional Airport (OSH), Oshkosh, Wisconsin, at an undetermined time, and was en route to MHE.

The pilot landed on runway 18 and immediately lost directional control. The airplane veered to the right off the runway and struck a ditch. The pilot said the right brake may have locked up. The right wing was bent, and the fuselage was buckled. An examination of the airplane is pending.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Stoddard-Hamilton
Registration: N98PW
Model/Series: GlaStar
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: MHE, 1304 ft msl
Observation Time: 1352 CDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 33°C / 14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Mitchell, SD (MHE)
Destination: Mitchell, SD (MHE) 

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: 43.782778, -98.034167 (est)

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