Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Beechcraft 35 Bonanza, N6245V: Accident occurred August 27, 2019 near Monroe Municipal Airport (KEFT), Green County, Wisconsin

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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


Location: Monroe, WI
Accident Number: CEN19LA290
Date & Time: 08/27/2019, 1200 CDT
Registration: N6245V
Aircraft: Beech 35
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On August 27, 2019, about 1200 central daylight time, a Beech V35 Bonanza airplane, N6245V, experienced a total loss of engine power in cruise flight and made a forced landing in a field near Monroe Municipal Airport (EFT), Monroe, Wisconsin. The private pilot sustained minor injuries and the passenger sustained serious injuries. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 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 operated on a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan. The flight departed Rochester International Airport (RST), Rochester, Minnesota, and was en route to Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), Chicago, Illinois.

After the accident, the pilot stated that while in cruise flight the oil pressure decreased to 5 psi and the engine failed suddenly. The pilot diverted toward EFT and was unable to make the airport so he made a forced landing to a mature corn field (figure 1).

Figure 1 – Airplane in a corn field

The responding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector completed a preliminary examination of the wreckage and reported that there was no sign of an oil leak or any oil streaking on the cowling. There was a large hole on the top of the engine crankcase and a significant amount of metallic debris inside the case.

The wreckage was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N6245V
Model/Series: 35
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KEFT, 1085 ft msl
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:
Lowest Ceiling:
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Rochester, MN (RST)
Destination: Chicago, IL (MDW)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:1 Serious 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 42.663056, -89.529722 (est)

GREEN COUNTY, Wisconsin (WMTV) -- Two people are injured after a plane went down in Green County on Tuesday afternoon.

The pilot of the plane used a cellphone to call the 911 and report their plane had crashed in an unknown field at 12:20 p.m., according to the Green County Sheriff's Department.

Using GPS tracking, the location of the call was determined to be from a farm field along County Highway FF, east of Balls Mill Road, between Monroe and Albany, according to the Green County Sheriff's Department

Deputies, along with ambulances from Green County EMS and Albany EMS helped the married couple out. The Federal Aviation Administration was contacted and is investigating why the plane went down.

"They figured the corn might have saved their life because it cushioned the crash," the farmer who owns the corn field where the crash happened, Steve Kubly said.

Kubly was among the neighbors that helped the couple after the crash. He said the pilot could walk after the crash but his wife had to be taken out on a stretcher. Both are being treated for non-life threatening injuries, according to the Green County Sheriff's Department.

Information regarding where the plane departed from or was heading to, what kind of plane it was that crashed and how the plane crashed are all unknown at this time.

The Green County Sheriff's Department plans to release more information regarding the crash later Tuesday or Wednesday morning.

Story and video ➤ https://www.nbc15.com

MONROE – Two adult occupants were injured in an aircraft crash reported about 12:20 p.m. today in a farm field along County FF, east of Balls Mill Road between Monroe and Albany.

Green County Sheriff Jeff Skatrud said Green County dispatch received the call from the plane’s pilot using a cellular phone. The call was initially transferred from the Rock County 911 Center. The pilot reported that he and his passenger sustained injuries but both were alert and conscious.

Deputies, along with ambulances from Green County EMS and Albany EMS were dispatched to the scene, as were Albany Fire Department personnel. The Federal Aviation Administration was contacted and personnel were dispatched out of Milwaukee to respond to the crash.

The type of aircraft or how the crash happened has not been confirmed. According to Skatrud, additional information will likely be released later today or Wednesday morning as it becomes available.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://themonroetimes.com

MONROE, Wisconsin - A pilot who crashed into a farm field in Green County Tuesday afternoon claims the plane had mechanical problems, according to Green County Sheriff Jeff Skatrud. 

Skatrud said two people suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash, which was reported by the pilot via cell phone Tuesday afternoon around 12:20 p.m.

It happened on County Road FF between Monroe and Albany. 

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.channel3000.com

A Rochester, Minnesota, couple was injured in a crash of a small plane Tuesday afternoon near Monroe in Green County, authorities reported.

Pilot Luc E. Vanherle, 66, and passenger Nancy L. ILbuga-Vanherle, 58, were traveling from Rochester to Chicago when their Beechcraft 35 Bonanza had mechanical problems, and the plane crashed in a cornfield along Highway FF, east of Balls Mill Road, between Monroe and Albany, the Green County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

Luc Vanherle reported the crash in a 911 cell phone call from the cornfield about 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, telling authorities that they were injured but alert and conscious.

Both were taken by ambulance to Monroe Clinic Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Deputies provided security at the crash scene overnight and the Federal Aviation Administration will be continuing its investigation into the crash. The plane is expected to be removed from the scene Wednesday, the statement said.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://madison.com


  1. Looks like the right wing sticking out, retractable landing gear in the down position... and that is all I can make out.