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Piper PA-12, N2569M: Accident occurred November 23, 2020 in Gilliam, Caddo 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: Gilliam, LA 
Accident Number: CEN21LA087
Date & Time: November 23, 2020, 19:00 Local 
Registration: N2569M
Aircraft: Piper PA-12 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N2569M
Model/Series: PA12 
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
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 32.823539,-93.84502 (est)

CADDO PARISH, Louisiana  (KSLA) — A pilot is spending the night in a hotel after flipping his Piper PA-12 aircraft in an ArkLaTex cornfield.

The Piper PA-12 was headed from Virginia Beach, Virginia to California when it ran into some fog and rain over Northwest Louisiana about 6 p.m. Sunday, the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office reports.

So the pilot tried to get the Piper PA-12 to the last airport he had seen, authorities say.

Instead, he attempted to put the plane down on a road near Louisiana Highway 3049 between Gilliam and Belcher. 

The aircraft ran into a cornfield and flipped.

No injuries were reported.

And there was minor damage to the plane.

BELCHER, Louisiana  -- A Piper PA-12 crashed in a corn field on Sunday evening after the pilot accidentally missed the road where he was going to land, according to the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office.

The plane was found upside down, right off of state Highway 3049 and Cedar Bluff Road.

Caddo deputies said the plane took off near Virginia Beach and was headed to California. 

Deputies said the pilot was transporting the plane to its owner in California.

Caddo Parish sheriff's Cpl. Nathan Wesson said the pilot flew through some heavy fog and rain and he landed in a corn field on private property.

The pilot was not injured in the crash.

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