Saturday, August 07, 2021

Piper J3C-65, N6269H: Accident occurred August 05, 2021 in Gosport, Owen County, Indiana

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; Indianapolis, Indiana

Location: Gosport, IN
Accident Number: CEN21LA359
Date & Time: August 5, 2021, 21:15 Local 
Registration: N6269H
Aircraft: Piper J3C-65
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On August 5, 2021, at 2115 eastern daylight time, a Piper J3C-65, N6269H, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Gosport, Indiana. The pilot was uninjured. The airplane was operated as a Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot stated that during cruise flight, the airplane experienced “quite a bit” of vibration followed by the airplane engine ceasing operation. The pilot performed a forced landing to a field that resulted in a nose-over and substantial damage to the rudder.

The airplane wreckage was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N6269H
Model/Series: J3C-65 
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
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Lowest Cloud Condition: Wind 
Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
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Departure Point: Brazil, IN (0I2)
Destination: Paragon, IN (IG03)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 39.34891,-86.66797 (est)

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