Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Piper PA-28R-200 Cherokee Arrow, N75139: Accident occurred October 13, 2019 near Kezer Air Ranch Airport (61TE), Springtown, Parker County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Irving, Texas

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

Location: Springtown, TX
Accident Number: CEN20LA016
Date & Time: 10/13/2019, 1215 CDT
Aircraft: Piper PA-28R-200
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Positioning

On October 13, 2019, about 1215 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28R-200 airplane, N75139, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Springtown, Texas. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was registered to U.S. Aviation Group LLC and operated by U.S. Aviation Academy as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 positioning flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from Kezer Air Ranch Airport (61TE), Springtown, Texas, about 1200 and was destined for Denton Enterprise Airport (DTO), Denton, Texas.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Model/Series: PA-28R-200
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: U.S. Aviation Academy
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: DTO, 642 ft msl
Observation Time: 1153 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / 3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 200°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Springtown, TX (61TE)
Destination: Denton, TX (DTO)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 32.986667, -97.619722 (est)

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