Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Extra EA-400, N13EP: Fatal accident occurred August 04, 2018 near Ponca City Regional Airport (KPNC), Kay County, Oklahoma

Hayden William Warner and Corbyn Snyder Warner

Nicholas Hayden Warner

Tim Valentine and Bill Warner

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Continental Motors; Mobile, Alabama

Project Summary:
Aviation Investigation - 7 Docket Items - CEN18FA310
Description: N13EP, Extra EA 400
Mode: Aviation
NTSB Number: CEN18FA310
Date of Accident: 08/04/2018
City: Ponca City
State: OK
Country: USA
Project Type: Investigation

Docket Information
Creation Date: 08/07/18
Last Modified: 11/02/2020 5:31 PM
Public Release Date & Time: 11/03/2020 2:00 PM


Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 

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.

Location: Ponca City, OK
Accident Number: CEN18FA310
Date & Time: 08/04/2018, 1045 CDT
Registration: N13EP
Aircraft: Extra EA 400
Injuries: 5 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On August 4, 2018, about 1045 central daylight time, a Extra EA-400 airplane, N13EP, impacted terrain near Ponca City, Oklahoma. The private rated pilot and 4 passengers were all fatally injured and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to Jeremiah 29:11 Inc., Independence, Kansas, and operated by a private individual under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight which operated without a flight plan. The flight originated from the Ponca City Municipal Airport (KPNC), Ponca City, Oklahoma, and was en route to Independence, Kansas.

A witness saw the airplane depart KPNC on runway 17. He reported that the airplane was slow to climb as it departed to the south. He watched the airplane turn right and fly to the north. Another eyewitness reported the airplane impacted a soybean field and a post impact fire ensued. All major airplane components were found at the accident site.

The airplane was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Extra
Registration: N13EP
Model/Series: EA 400 500
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
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: KPNC, 1000 ft msl
Observation Time: 1053 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 3 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / 21 knots, 170°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Ponca City, OK (PNC)
Destination: Independence, KS (IDP)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 4 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 5 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:  36.763611, -97.150278 

1 comment:

  1. This pilot in 2013 had survived spatial disorientation in Cirrus N715CD where he pulled the chute but the dynamic movement of the aircraft prevented full deployment. Made three spirals but recovered and landed with rocket and tether dragging along behind.

    Interesting report - Sheet 17/18 show the multiple spirals:

    Full docket:

    News article:


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