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Cessna A185F Skywagon, N19D: Accident occurred April 16, 2021 near North Vernon Airport (KOVO), Jennings County, Indiana

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.

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Location: North Vernon, IN
Accident Number: CEN21LA194
Date & Time: April 16, 2021, 20:40 Local
Registration: N19D
Aircraft: Cessna A185F 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On April 16, 2021, about 2040 eastern daylight time, a Cessna A185F, amphibian airplane, N19D, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near North Vernon, Indiana. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The responding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Inspector reported that the pilot/aircraft owner planned a post maintenance test flight of the airplane. Shortly after departure, the engine lost power. The pilot then attempted to land the airplane on a golf course; however, the airplane impacted trees, and came to rest in a stand of trees. The responding FAA Inspector added that fuel was present in the airplane.

The airplane wreckage was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N19D
Model/Series: A185F 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: KIMS 
Observation Time: 20:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 18 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C /4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.92 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: North Vernon, IN (OVO)
Destination: North Vernon, IN

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: 39.054943,-85.598748 (est)

A pilot experiencing engine trouble Friday evening near North Vernon landed his propeller driven aircraft on the grounds of St. Anne’s Golf Course.

The pilot, who was unhurt in the incident reported at 8:52 p.m., told North Vernon police officers he experienced engine trouble shortly after taking off from nearby North Vernon Municipal Airport.

He was able to put the single engine plane down just off the fairway of the first hole on the nearby golf course, according to a news release from North Vernon Sgt. Andrew Richmond.

Sgt. Todd Beam was able to provide an initial report to the Federal Aviation Administration and arrangements are being made with the North Vernon Airport director to remove the plane.

1 comment:

  1. Pilot skill to do that landing with a float plane..