Thursday, July 29, 2021

Boeing B75N1, N1720B: Accident occurred July 28, 2021 in Lexington, Kentucky

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; Louisville, Kentucky Location: Lexington, KY
Accident Number: ERA21LA304
Date & Time: July 28, 2021, 08:20 Local 
Registration: N1720B
Aircraft: Boeing B75N1 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On July 28, 2021, about 0820 eastern daylight time, a Boeing B75N1, N8412M, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Lexington, Kentucky. The private pilot and a passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot he departed with 46 gallons of fuel, after flying for 20 minutes the airplane began to lose engine power and he was unable to maintain altitude. The pilot added full power, full mixture, and carburetor heat, but was still unable to maintain altitude. The pilot subsequently performed a forced landing to a private driveway.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration inspector who responded to the accident site, initial examination of the airplane revealed that the wings sustained substantial damage. The airplane impacted a telephone pole just prior to touchdown. All engine and flight controls functioned normally and were verified from the cockpit controls to their respective control surfaces. The magneto switch was jammed in the BOTH position. The inspector was able to manually rotate the propeller with no binding in the engine.

The airplane and engine were recovered for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Boeing 
Registration: N1720B
Model/Series: B75N1 
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: LEX,989 ft msl 
Observation Time: 08:54 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C /19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Lexington, KY (KLEX)
Destination: Lexington, KY

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 37.953781,-84.406687 (est)

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