Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Diamond DA42, N215BN: Accident occurred August 17, 2021 and Incident occurred August 12, 2017

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; Columbus, Ohio

Midwest Corporate Air Inc

Location: Bellefontaine, Ohio
Accident Number: CEN21LA379
Date and Time: August 17, 2021, 17:15 Local 
Registration: N215BN
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On August 17, 2021, at 1715 eastern daylight time, a Diamond Aircraft Industries DA-42, N215BN, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Bellefontaine, Ohio. The flight instructor and student pilot were uninjured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

The flight instructor stated that during a practice short field takeoff with a student pilot, the right engine experienced a loss of engine power, which was followed by the left engine losing power. The flight instructor performed a forced landing on a grass field near the departure end of runway 7. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wing spar.

The airplane has been retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N215BN
Model/Series: DA-42
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
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Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point:
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Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Bellefontaine, OH 
Destination: Bellefontaine, OH

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 40.372278,-83.81925 (est)

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbus, Ohio

August 12, 2017: Aircraft landed gear up at Bellefontaine Regional Airport (KEDJ), Logan County, Ohio.

Midwest Corporate Air Inc

Date: 12-AUG-17
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N215BN
Aircraft Make: DIAMOND
Aircraft Model: DA42
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
State: OHIO

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