Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Cessna 120, N2376N: Accident occurred November 17, 2020 near Stanton County Municipal Airport (KJHN), Johnson City, 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: Johnson City, KS 
Accident Number: CEN21LA062
Date & Time: November 17, 2020, 15:35 Local
Registration: N2376N
Aircraft: Cessna 120 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N2376N
Model/Series: 120 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
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Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 37.579722,-101.59972 
JOHNSON CITY, Kansas (WIBW) - No serious injuries were reported when a small plane crashed Tuesday afternoon in southwest Kansas, authorities said.

The plane crash was reported at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday near US-160 highway and D Road in Stanton County. The location was about 7 miles east of the Stanton County Airport.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the pilot of a Cessna 120 attempted a “flyby” of people on the ground when the plane caught its left wing on the dirt and spun into the ground.

The pilot, Blake Allen Gerard, 36, of Collinsville, Oklahoma, was transported to Stanton County Hospital in Johnson City. The patrol said Gerard, who was wearing a safety restraint, had no apparent injuries.

A passenger in the plane, Matthew Allen Gerard, 13, of Collinsville, Oklahoma, also was taken to Stanton County Hospital with suspected minor injuries. The patrol said he was wearing a safety restraint.

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