Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Cessna 150J, N51033: Accident occurred June 20, 2020 in Millersport, Fairfield County, Ohio

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 did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbus, Ohio


Location: Millersport, OH
Accident Number: CEN20LA239
Date & Time: 06/20/2020, 1854 EDT
Registration: N51033
Aircraft: Cessna 150
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On June 20, 2020, about 1854 eastern daylight time (EDT), a Cessna 150J, N51033, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Millersport, Ohio. The private pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot told a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector that he took off from his farm airstrip with the intention of making one circuit and landing. Shortly after takeoff, the engine lost power and the pilot turned back towards his airstrip. The airplane collided with power lines and impacted terrain. There was a post-impact fire. The wreckage has been retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N51033
Model/Series: 150 J
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: LHQ, 868 ft msl
Observation Time: 1853 EDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 120°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.95 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Millersport, OH (NONE)
Destination: Millersport, OH (NONE) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

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

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