Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Cessna 305A Bird Dog, N5179G: Accident occurred November 14, 2020 at Joseph Y. Resnick Airport (N89), Ellenville, Ulster County, New York

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; Albany, New York


Location: Ellenville, NY
Accident Number: ERA21LA044
Date & Time: November 14, 2020, 12:00 Local
Registration: N5179G
Aircraft: Cessna 305
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N5179G
Model/Series: 305 A 
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: 
Aircraft Fire: None
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Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 41.727871,-74.377376 (est)


  1. Really quite a feat if you think about it.....

  2. Maybe brakes grabbed.

    Video of actual N number: