Thursday, July 22, 2021

Van's RV-3, N3S: Accident occurred July 21, 2021 at Jacksonville Municipal Airport (KIJX), Morgan County, Illinois

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; Springfield, Illinois

Date: 21-JUL-21
Location: Jacksonville, IL 
Accident Number: CEN21LA332
Date & Time: July 21, 2021, 16:05 UTC
Registration: N3S
Aircraft: Madera RV-3 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Madera
Registration: N3S
Model/Series: RV-3 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 39.775448,-90.238086 (est)


  1. The aircraft was sold prior to this accident. The FAA site is not updated and lists the seller.