Sunday, July 05, 2020

Titan Tornado, N5082N: Accident occurred July 01, 2020 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

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; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Location: Marksville, LA
Accident Number: CEN20LA265
Date & Time: 07/01/2020, 1915 CDT
Registration: N5082N
Aircraft: Titan TITAN TORNADO
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On July 1, 2020, about 1915 central daylight time, a Titan Titan Tornado airplane, N5082N, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Marksville, Louisiana. The pilot and his passenger sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to initial information from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the airplane departed from a private airstrip near LeCompte, Louisiana, on a local flight. A witness heard the airplane having engine "trouble," saw the airplane impacting a cornfield, and called 911. The pilot and passenger were subsequently taken to a hospital. The wreckage has been allowed to be recovered and a Federal Aviation Administration inspector will examine it.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make:Titan
Registration: N5082N
Aircraft Category:Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KESF, 118 ft msl
Observation Time: 1853 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 18 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 33°C / 23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 200°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 8 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.89 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: LECOMPTE, LA
Destination:LECOMPTE, LA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 31.100000, -92.224444 (est)

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