Sunday, December 27, 2020

Quad City Challenger II, N895BT: Accident occurred December 26, 2020 at Noah’s Ark Airport (06MO), Waldron, Platte County, Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri 

Aircraft experienced a hard landing causing substantial damage.


Date: 26-DEC-20
Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: N895BT
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL AMATUER BUILT
Aircraft Model: QUAD CITY CHALLENGER II
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WALDRON
State: MISSOURI


WALDRON, Missouri  — A pilot was hurt when a small plane crashed Saturday in the Kansas City area, authorities say.

The Platte County Sheriff's Office said the crash happened just after noon as the single-engine plane was landing at Noah's Ark Airport in Waldron. 

The pilot was the only person aboard and suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities are investigating what caused the crash. Federal investigators have been called to the scene.


KANSAS CITY, Missouri — One person suffered serious injuries when a small plane crashed in Platte County Saturday afternoon.

According to the Platte County Sheriff's Office, a small plane crashed at Noah's Ark Airport on NW River Road in Waldron, Missouri just after 12 p.m.

The pilot was the only person on board and was transferred to an area hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Maj. Erik Holland, of the Platte County Sheriff's Office, said the crash occurred as the plan was attempted to land.

Authorities are investigating what caused the crash, though Holland said the landing gear separated.

The National Transportation Safety Board is the lead agency investigating the crash, along with the Federal Aviation Administration.

The airport still is operational since the plane involved in the crash is not on the runway.

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