Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Pulsar Sport 150, N997EM: Accident occurred August 09, 2021 near L. O. Simenstad Municipal Airport (KOEO), Osceola, Polk County, Wisconsin

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; Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minneapolis

Location: Osceola, WI 
Accident Number: CEN21LA367
Date & Time: August 9, 2021, 18:00 Local
Registration: N997EM
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On August 9, 2021, about 1800 central daylight time, a Pulsar Sport 150 airplane, N997EM, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Osceola, Wisconsin. The pilot received serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The initial report indicate that the pilot was in the traffic pattern at the L O Simenstad Municipal Airport (OEO), Osceola, Wisconsin, when the airplane’s engine lost power. The pilot selected a field, located about a quarter mile south of the airport, for the forced landing. During the forced landing the airplane impacted terrain before coming to rest upright. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, and both wings separated from the airframe during the accident.

The airplane wreckage was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: LORAH ELDEN A 
Registration: N997EM
Model/Series: PULSAR SPORT 150
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: KOEO
Observation Time: 22:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C /20°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.84 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Osceola, WI
Destination: Osceola, WI

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 45.307962,-92.683907 (est)

POLK COUNTY, Wisconsin (WQOW) - A pilot was taken to the hospital on Monday after they crashed a plane into a soybean field not far from the Osceola Airport.

It was 6:07 p.m. Monday, when the pilot called authorities to report they had crashed into the field.

The pilot was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul but is expected to be OK.

The crash is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

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