Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer, N963L: Accident occurred June 28, 2021 near near Oscoda County Dennis Kauffman Memorial Airport (51M), Mio, Michigan

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; Grand Rapids, Michigan
Accident Number: CEN21LA294
Date & Time: June 28, 2021, 14:00 Local
Registration: N963L
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On June 28, 2021, at 1400 eastern daylight time, a Consolidated Aeronautics Inc. Lake LA-4-200 airplane, N963L, was involved in an airplane accident near Mio, Michigan. The airplane sustained substantial damage to its wings. The private pilot was uninjured. The airplane was operated by the pilot under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight.

The pilot stated that he obtained fuel at the departure airport. He checked and found no water in the fuel during his preflight inspection of the airplane. He performed an engine runup of the airplane prior to takeoff. He stated that during the takeoff roll, the tachometer indicated 200 rpm below a normal indication of 2,500 rpm. He continued the takeoff, and after liftoff the airplane airspeed remained at 65 mph. He turned the airplane to the east to return to that airport. He checked that the electric fuel pump switch was in the on position and the throttle control and mixture controls were in the full forward position. The airplane descended and impacted trees.

The airplane wreckage was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N963L
Model/Series: LAKE LA-4-200
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: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KY31,882 ft msl
Observation Time: 17:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 26 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C /15°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear / 12000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 12000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.16 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Mio, MI 
Destination: Lewiston, MI

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: 44.674833,-84.122042 (est)

OSCODA COUNTY, Michigan, (WPBN/WGTU) -- A northern Michigan man is doing fine after a plane crash in Oscoda County.

According to investigators, the crash happened in a wooded area northwest of the Dennis Kaufman Memorial Airport Monday afternoon.

A police report said the 68-year-old Lewiston man flew into the airport and filled his plane with gas before the crash.

At this time, it is believed he may have suffered an engine malfunction.

The Lewiston man was the only person inside the plane at the time of the crash.

He suffered small abrasions but investigators said those could be from the victim climbing out of the woods and not the crash itself.

Right now, crews are working on getting the plane out of the trees.

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