Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Cessna 182N Skylane, N287TC: Accident occurred July 31, 2021 at Ennis Municipal Airport (F41), Texas

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; North Texas

Location: Ennis, TX
Accident Number: CEN21LA347
Date & Time: July 31, 2021, 11:25 Local 
Registration: N287TC
Aircraft: Cessna 182N
Injuries: 6 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Skydiving

On July 31, 2021, about 1125 central daylight time, a Cessna 182N airplane, N287TC, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Ennis, Texas. The pilot was not injured. The flight operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a skydiving operation.

Initial reports indicate that the airplane departed Ennis Municipal Airport (F41), Ennis, Texas about 1108 for a skydiving operation. After the jumpers left the airplane, the pilot returned to F41 when the airplane’s engine experienced a loss of engine power. Unable to restore power, the pilot performed a forced landing. During the forced landing the airplane collided with the airport’s fence and substantial damage was sustained to the fuselage and wings.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N287TC
Model/Series: 182N
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: KJWY,749 ft msl 
Observation Time: 12:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 34°C /23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4400 ft AG
L Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 230°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 5 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 6 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 32.336325,-96.666465 (est)

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