Friday, June 11, 2021

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

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.

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

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