Sunday, September 22, 2019

Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse, N212DX: Accident occurred September 20, 2019 near Smith Field Airport (KSMD), Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis

Sweet Aviation LLC

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA569
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, September 20, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN
Aircraft: Diamond DA20, registration: N212DX

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft crashed in a field.

Date: 20-SEP-19
Time: 23:20:00Z
Regis#: N212DX
Aircraft Make: DIAMOND
Aircraft Model: DA20
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91

The pilot of a small passenger plane made an emergency landing between buildings in the 7500 block of Disalle Boulevard off Cook Road on Friday evening, and both the pilot and a passenger escaped without injury.

The pilot had made a couple of flights around the city Friday evening with several different passengers, but during the last flight, the pilot reported hearing mechanical problems and then the engine stalled, Sofia Rosales-Scatena, Fort Wayne Police Department public information officer, said at the scene.

The pilot was on approach to Smith Field Airport when the problem happened.

The plane crashed into a tree next to a building at 7530 Disalle Blvd. at 7:31 p.m., Rosales-Scatena said. “I think he maneuvered quite well around the buildings,” she added.

Officials with the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority and Fort Wayne police inspected the plane, which appeared to be nose down with little damage to the cockpit, although one wing appeared to be was missing.

Rosales-Scatena said the Federal Aviation Administration would determine the exact cause of the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤


dwn said...

Incident??? Looks like an accident to me.

Anonymous said...

"This evening, one of our aircraft was involved in an incident. However, we’re super grateful that nobody was injured whatsoever."
By Sweet Aviation on September 20 at 8:29 PM