Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Vans RV-8, N678LL: Accident occurred June 29, 2019 at Joplin Regional Airport (KJLN), Missouri

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

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


Location: Joplin, MO
Accident Number: CEN19LA198
Date & Time: 06/29/2019, 1345 CDT
Registration: N678LL
Aircraft: Vans RV8
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation -

On June 29, 2019, at 1345 central daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Vans RV8, N678LL, impacted terrain after it veered off runway 18 at Joplin Regional Airport (JLN), Joplin, Missouri. The pilot and a passenger were uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to Joplin Flyers Inc., and operated by Joplin Flyers Flying Club under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 for the flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The local flight originated from JLN. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Vans
Registration: N678LL
Model/Series: RV8 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: Joplin Flyers Flying Club
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: JLN, 978 ft msl
Observation Time: 1253 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 4700 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 170°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.1 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Joplin, MO (JLN)
Destination: Joplin, MO (JLN)

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: 37.153056, -94.498889 (est)

According to monitored radio traffic at 1:32 PM this afternoon Joplin Fire and EMS were dispatched to the Joplin Regional Airport regarding an aircraft off the runway on the east side. 

Steve Stockam airport manager stated just before 2:00 PM a private aircraft landing gear collapsed on the runway.

“Everyone okay but Airport was closed for about a hour. Had [to] delay AA flight to DFW. Everything is back to normal now,” Lynn Onstot, City of Joplin

Joplin Police Department who were here initially as we arrived, Sgt John Isenmann told us there were no injuries.

They are working to clear the plane as seen in our live Joplin News First video. Airport traffic back to normal.

***NOTE: was NOT a large commercial plane with passengers. This was a private plane that seats only two people.

Story and video ➤ https://www.fourstateshomepage.com

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