Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Beechcraft A36 Bonanza, N3266Q: Fatal accident occurred February 22, 2020 in Rogers, Hennepin County, Minnesota

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Continental Aerospace Technologies; Mobile, Alabama
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas

Location: Rogers, MN
Accident Number: CEN20FA096
Date & Time: 02/22/2020, 1111 CST
Registration: N3266Q
Aircraft: Beech A36
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On February 22, 2020, about 1111 central standard time, a Beech A36 airplane, N3266Q, was destroyed after impacting terrain near Rogers, Minnesota. The pilot was fatally injured. 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 at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The flight departed from Flying Cloud Airport (FCM), Eden Prairie, Minnesota, about 1100 and was destined for Breezy Point Airport (8MN3), Breezy Point, Minnesota.

According to air traffic control (ATC) data, after departure the airplane turned north and climbed to 2,000 ft mean sea level (msl). While cruising at 170 knots groundspeed, the airplane climbed to 2,300 ft msl and decelerated to 100 knots groundspeed, then began a descending left turn to 190°. The airplane descended on this heading for 30 seconds at 70 to 75 knots groundspeed. At 1,100 ft msl, which was about 200 ft agl, the airplane turned right, and the last ATC data recorded at 1110:43 was 1,000 ft msl, 72 knots groundspeed and 243°.

A witness observed the airplane turning at low altitude. He subsequently noticed the airplane's bank angle increase and a rapid descent. The airplane impacted into a forested area and a postcrash fire ensued. Flight control continuity was established for the ailerons, rudder, and elevators. The engine was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N3266Q
Model/Series: A36
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: KMIC, 861 ft msl
Observation Time: 1053 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 1°C / -3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 170°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Minneapolis, MN (FCM)
Destination: Breezy Point, MN (8MN3) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 45.198056, -93.652778

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.

Scott Wagner

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man killed in a plane crash near Rogers on Saturday is being identified as Scott Wagner.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza crashed around 11 a.m., inside the Crow-Hassan Park Reserve in Rogers.

Wagner Garden Centers now writes on social media that Scott Wagner — the man who the plane was registered to — has died. Wagner was a co-owner and operator for Wagner’s Greenhouses. He leaves behind a wife and two children.

An investigation into the crash has been handed off to the National Transportation Safety Board. Wagner Garden Centers says it will share additional information about the incident when it becomes available.

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

ST MICHAEL, Minnesota — A spokesperson for the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office tells KARE 11 that one person has died in a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza crash near the border of Hennepin County and Wright County. 

The Beechcraft A36 Bonanza went down around 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The crash site is on the west side of the Crow-Hassan park reserve, not far from the Crow River.

Three Rivers Park District says Crow Hassan is a "very remote" park and that it is highly unlikely any bystanders would have been near the scene of the crash.

On Sunday, crews cleaned up the crash site. SKY 11 shot aerial video of their work.

When first responders arrived, they located a deceased individual inside of a single-engine aircraft, according to Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson.

“Our deepest sympathy goes to the friends and family of the deceased,” Hutchinson said. “we will continue to work with federal and local investigators to gather additional information.”

Three Rivers spokespeople are urging the public to stay away from the scene of the crash until it clears. 

The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted it was investigating the crash. 

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.kare11.com

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One person is dead after a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza crashed inside a natural reserve near Rogers Saturday.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says it happened just after 11 a.m. inside the Crow-Hassan Park Reserve, located south of the Crow River.

Several nearby residents that WCCO spoke to say Crow-Hassan is a popular park year-round for outdoor activities, including horseback riding, snowmobiling, hiking and walking. There are many trails, and on a such a nice weekend day it was very busy there — which makes it amazing that no one else was hurt.

“There should be a lot of dog walkers out, snowmobilers everywhere, people out just enjoying the nice weather, kinda waiting to get outside all winter, so yeah, there should’ve been a lot of people out walking, so no shocker that a couple people uptown said they saw what happened,” St. Michael resident Carter Reese.

The crash happened in a remote part of the park. None of the activity trails were impacted by the crash.

The investigation has been handed off to the National Transportation Safety Board. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office will release the victim’s identify and cause of death at a later date.

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

1 comment:

  1. So it appears he stalled the airplane during an engine out forced landing.