Friday, April 30, 2021

Mooney M20C Ranger, N6448U: Accident occurred April 28, 2021 near Warwick Municipal Airport (N72), Orange County, New York

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; Saddlebrook, New Jersey 

Location: Warwick, NY 
Accident Number: ERA21LA199
Date & Time: April 29, 2021, 12:17 Local 
Registration: N6448U
Aircraft: Mooney M20C 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Mooney 
Registration: N6448U
Model/Series: M20C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
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: KMGJ,365 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:54 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C /11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 170°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.82 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Warwick, NY (N72)
Destination: Warwick, NY

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 41.278003,-74.294983 

On Friday, June 11, employees from Holly Tree Service removed the wing of an airplane that had been stuck in a tree at Wickham Woodlands since April 28 when a small airplane crashed shortly after taking off from the Warwick Municipal Airport. The pilot, Andrew Bender, of Greenwood Lake, was not injured in the crash.

WARWICK, New York — A pilot was injured when his small plane crashed near Wickham Lake on Wednesday.

The Mooney M20C Ranger went down in Warwick at 12:14 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

Warwick police Lt. John Rader said the crash took place at Wickham Woodlands Park, which is on State School Road along the banks of Wickham Lake. It is about two miles away from Warwick Municipal Airport.

The pilot was the only person on board, he said. The man was conscious when he was taken to Garnet Health Medical Center in Middletown, Rader said.

The Warwick Fire Department said in a Facebook post that the pilot got out of the plane on his own and that he had minor injuries.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash. The FAA said it is investigating, along with the National Transportation Safety Board.

WARWICK, New York (CBSNewYork) — A small plane crashed Wednesday in Warwick, New York.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the Mooney M20C Ranger went down shortly before 12:15 p.m. near the intersection of State School Road and Kings Highway.

The FAA said only the pilot was on board. It’s unclear if anyone was injured.

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