Friday, November 06, 2020

Just Aircraft SuperSTOL, N339PW: Accident occurred November 05, 2020 in Edgard, St. John the Baptist 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: Edgard, LA
Accident Number: CEN21LA045
Date & Time: November 5, 2020, 14:30 Local 
Registration: N339PW
Aircraft: Cunningham Just Acft Superstol
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On November 5, 2020, about 1430 central standard time, an experimental Cunningham Just Aircraft SuperSTOL airplane, N339PW, was involved in an accident near Edgard, Louisiana. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot was practicing takeoffs and landings when the engine lost power while on final approach. He was able to restore power, but it was “too late to slow [the] descent” resulting in a hard landing. The right wing separated from the fuselage at the root, the right-wing strut buckled, and both landing gear collapsed.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cunningham
Registration: N339PW
Model/Series: Just Acft Superstol
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: APS,7 ft msl
Observation Time: 14:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: -3.9°C /-10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 30°
Lowest Ceiling:
None Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.2 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: New Orleans, LA (LS40) 
Destination: Edgard, LA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 30.034,-90.554 (est)

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