Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Piper PA-22-150 Caribbean, N4816A: Accident occurred July 18, 2020 in Loveland, Clermont County, Ohio

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

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

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Loveland, OH
Accident Number: CEN20LA290
Date & Time: 07/18/2020, 1630 EDT
Registration: N4816A
Aircraft: PIPER PA22
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 18, 2020, about 1630 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-22 airplane, N4816A, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Loveland, Ohio. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, he added 15 gallons of fuel at the Wadsworth Municipal Airport (3G3) and departed. Just short of the Cincinnati Municipal Airport-Lunken Field, the engine lost power, and the pilot selected a road for a forced landing. The airplane impacted mailboxes and a light pole during the forced landing and resulted in substantial damage to the left wing.

The airplane and engine were recovered and will be examined.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
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: KLUK
Observation Time: 1653 EDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / , 230°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 5500 ft agl
Visibility:  7 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Wadsworth, OH (3G3)
Destination: Lunken, OH (KLUK) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

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

Miami Township, Ohio – “I knocked on the window and he was like still holding on…” Alex Salatin explained, holding out both arms stiff imitating the pilot. “He was still holding onto the controls to fly it.”

Alex was talking about the airplane pilot, only a few years older than him who put a Piper PA-22-150 Caribbean plane down safely about fifty feet away from him as he was mowing the front lawn of his home in Miami Trails. “He was like, ‘Yeah, I’m good. I’m good.” Alex is a Senior at Loveland High School.

The pilot, Phillip Sullivan made the emergency landing while returning from Wadsworth, Ohio to Louisville. He was on a Pilots-N-Paws flight and had delivered puppies to the northern Ohio town that is South of Cleveland.

No one was injured.

Nick Early explains what it was like and what he did when he heard the crash from the upstairs of his home The plane ended up in his front yard. He said, “It was a pretty skilled job, him being able to land it on the street here.”

The plane was headed into John Chevalier’s front yard when a wing clipped off a driveway lamp pole and spun it around preventing any damage to his home. John said that he had already, “Fired up the grill” so he treated the young pilot along with the pilot’s father who drove up from Louisville to check on his son to a steak dinner.

You will hear from Alex, his father Ron, and their neighbors John Chevalier and Nick Early in these LOVELAND MAGAZINE TV interviews.

Ron Salatin said about his son, “What a proud moment. He did all the right things.” He said he told his son, “He should be proud of himself.”

1 comment:

  1. Love to see Those "American Flags Flying" ......great job to all involved!