Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Piper PA-22-150 Tri-Pacer, N2621P: Accident occurred October 27, 2019 near Benson Airport (6MN9), White Bear Township, Minnesota

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

Location: White Bear Township, MN
Accident Number: CEN20LA015
Date & Time: 10/27/2019, 1055 CDT
Registration: N2621P
Aircraft: Piper PA22
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On October 27, 2019, about 1055 central daylight time, a Piper PA22-150 airplane, N2621P, impacted terrain during a takeoff from Benson Airport (6MN9), White Bear Township, Minnesota. The airline transport pilot sustained serious injuries. The airplane was substantially damaged during the impact. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The flight was originating from 6MN9 at the time of the accident and its destination is unknown.

According to initial information from the Federal Aviation Administration, the airplane impacted terrain under unknown circumstances during takeoff. The airplane came to rest in a ditch about 1/4 mile northwest of 6MN9.

At 1045, the recorded weather at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport (Janes Field), near Minneapolis, Minnesota, was: Wind 300° at 10 kts, gusting to 15 kts; visibility 10 statute miles; sky condition overcast clouds at 2,000 ft; temperature 7° C; dew point 2° C; altimeter 29.90 inches of mercury.

6MN9 was a private, non-towered airport, which was owned by White Bear Township, Minnesota. It was located about three miles north of the township. The airport had an estimated elevation of 942 ft above mean sea level. The airport was serviced by one runway, 12/30, which was a 2,000 ft by 75 ft runway with a turf surface.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N2621P
Model/Series: PA22 150
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: KANE, 912 ft msl
Observation Time: 1045 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 7°C / 2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / 15 knots, 300°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 2000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: White Bear Township, MN (6MN9)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 45.116667, -92.996111 (est)

One person was taken to a hospital after a small plane crash in White Bear Lake.

It happened Sunday morning shortly before 11 a.m. near the county line between Washington and Ramsey counties, not far from the intersection of U.S. Highway 61 and County Road J.

Officials said one person was on-board the plane, which crashed near train tracks. That person suffered non life-threatening injuries but was taken to a hospital.

Authorities said the plane hit a tree. It's unclear where it was headed or what it was doing before it crashed.

Darryl LeMire says his friend Gary McDaniel had just taken off from Benson Airport in White Bear Lake when something went wrong.

"It's very scary," LeMire said. 

McDaniel tried returning to the airport but hit a tree and crashed about 100 yards from the runway, amazingly he walked away.

"I just talked to his wife," LeMire said. " He survived. He's got some cuts on his face and got hit pretty hard, but she said he's doing really well."

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1 comment:

  1. "McDaniel tried returning to the airport but hit a tree and crashed about 100 yards from the runway, amazingly he walked away."
    Recommended departure failure is straight ahead, and a quick map look at https://tinyurl.com/y2zchgz2 confirms straight ahead!