Friday, July 16, 2021

Cessna A150K Aerobat, N8412M: Accident occurred July 13, 2021 near Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport (KBKV), Hernando County, Florida

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; Tampa, Florida

Location: Brooksville, FL 
Accident Number: ERA21LA291
Date & Time: July 13, 2021, 10:56 Local 
Registration: N8412M
Aircraft: Cessna A150K 
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On July 13, 2021, about 1056 eastern daylight time, a Cessna A150K, N8412M, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Brooksville, Florida. The commercial pilot and a passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, shortly after takeoff he noted an audible engine rpm drop, which was followed by a vibration and sudden engine stoppage, about 10 seconds later. The pilot subsequently performed a forced landing to a heavily wooded area.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration inspector who responded to the accident site, initial examination of the airplane revealed that the firewall, engine mounts, and wing spars sustained substantial damage.

The airplane and engine were recovered for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N8412M
Model/Series: A150K 
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: BKV,75 ft msl 
Observation Time: 10:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C /24°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 2400 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 110°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.25 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Brooksville, FL
Destination: Brooksville, FL

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 28.552259,-82.372958

The Hernando Count Sheriff's Office is currently on the scene of a plane crash in the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area, off Three Bridges Road.

The plane crash was called in at 10:56 a.m. by the operator of the aircraft. Both the pilot and a passenger were able to escape the wreckage with only minor injuries.

The two men are currently being evaluated by medical personnel at the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified about the crash.

Hernando County Sheriff's Office



    This plane was recently advertised on Barnstormers. Don't know if it was sold or not. In either case, there's one very unhappy guy and one very happy guy.

    1. It sounds like the unhappy guy got to walk away, which would have made me extremely happy if it were me.

    2. It was on it's delivery flight to the new owner. Only 1200ft in the air he lost power and wasn't able to make anywhere except the wildlife park. He is an exceptional pilot.