Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Stinson 108-2, N9651K: Accident occurred July 13, 2019 at Clinton Municipal Airport (KCCA), Van Buren County, Arkansas

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

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


Location: Clinton, AR
Accident Number: CEN19LA222
Date & Time: 07/13/2019, 1120 CDT
Registration: N9651K
Aircraft: Stinson 108
Injuries: 2 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 13, 2019, about 1120 central daylight time, a Stinson 108 airplane, N9651K, collided with terrain near Clinton, Arkansas. The pilot sustained a minor injury and the passengers were seriously injured; the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which operated without a flight plan. The flight was originating from the Clinton Municipal Airport (CCA), Clinton, Arkansas.

According to preliminary information provided by the Federal Aviation Administration, the pilot reported that following departure from the airport, the engine lost partial power. The airplane was unable to climb and subsequently collided with trees resulting in substantial damage to the fuselage and wings.

The airplane was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Stinson
Registration: N9651K
Model/Series: 108 2
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
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: KCCA, 516 ft msl
Observation Time: 1115 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 24°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 2000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Clinton, AR (CCA)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious, 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 35.599167, -92.456667 (est)

CLINTON, Arkansas — According to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, a small plane crashed near the intersection of Highway 65 and 16 in Clinton Saturday, July 13th. 

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management received the report at 11:14 a.m. on Saturday. 

The plane was operated by civilians.

Detective Jay Murdoch with the Clinton Police Department said the plane was taking off from the Clinton Municipal Airport when it crashed about a quarter mile from the end of the runway.

There were three people on board; a male pilot, woman, and a girl that's approximately 12 years old.

All three individuals were taken by med-flight to a local hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash. 

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