Sunday, July 12, 2020

Titan Tornado, N900WH: Accident occurred July 06, 2020 at Mankato Airport (KTKO), Jewell County, Kansas

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; Wichita, Kansas

Location: Mankato, KS
Accident Number: CEN20LA267
Date & Time: 07/06/2020, 0745 CDT
Registration: N900WH
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On July 6, 2020, about 0745 central daylight time, a Titan Tornado II airplane, N900WH, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Mankato, Kansas. The private was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to preliminary information gathered by investigators, during takeoff from the airport, the engine lost power. The airplane collided with terrain and the fuselage sustained substantial damage. There are no known witnesses to the accident.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: TITAN
Model/Series: TORNADO II
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: Private Individual
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCNK, 1484 ft msl
Observation Time:0755 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 30 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 22°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 60°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 6000 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 39.804167, -98.220556 (est)

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