Monday, May 17, 2021

Zodiac CH 601 XL, N493TG: Accident occurred May 15, 2021 at Carroll County Airport (KHZD), McKenzie, Tennessee

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; Memphis, Tennessee

Accident Number: ERA21LA223
Date & Time: May 15, 2021, 16:47 Local
Registration: N493TG
Aircraft: Zenith Zodiac 601 XL
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On May 15, 2021, about 1647 eastern daylight time, an experimental amateur built Zodiac 601 XL airplane; N493TG, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident in McKenzie, Tennessee. The student pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

According to the student pilot, he departed from Carroll County Airport (HZD), McKenzie, Tennessee for a local flight. Prior to takeoff he conducted an engine run-up with no anomalies, and subsequently departed from runway 1. The takeoff and start of the climb were normal. About 300 ft above the runway surface, the airplane momentarily shook violently, and he noticed that the propeller had separated. After the propeller separated, the airplane turned right. The student pilot did not have enough time to maneuver the airplane back over the runway, so he landed on a berm. The airplane then traveled off the other side of the berm, dropped into a 3-to-4-foot depression, struck a fence, and was substantially damaged.

The propeller was found about halfway between the takeoff point and where the airplane touched down on the berm. One blade was broken in half. The separated portion of the blade was found about 100 ft away.

The propeller was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Zenith
Registration: N493TG
Model/Series: Zodiac 601 XL
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: KPHT,580 ft msl 
Observation Time: 15:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 15 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C /7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 250°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.18 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: McKenzie, TN (HZD) 
Destination: McKenzie, TN

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 36.090996,-88.463052 (est)

CARROLL COUNTY, Tennessee (WKRN) — A pilot was treated by medics after a small plane crashed at the Carroll County Airport over the weekend.

McKenzie Fire and Rescue said they responded just before 5 p.m. Saturday to a report of an aircraft crash off the runway at the airport.

When first responders arrived, they said the pilot was out of the small plane and was being treated by Emergency Medical Services.

A check of the aircraft found no fire and no fluid leaks, according to firefighters.

An online check of the plane’s tail number shows it is registered to an owner in Buchanan, a community in neighboring Henry County.

Investigators have not said whether the aircraft was landing or taking off when the crash happened.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Location: McKenzie, TN

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