Sunday, August 01, 2021

Van's RV-6, N443JB: Accident occurred August 01, 2021 near Grimes Field Airport (I74), Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio

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


Location: Urbana, OH 
Accident Number: CEN21LA365
Date & Time: August 1, 2021, 08:22 Local 
Registration: N443JB
Aircraft: Vans RV6 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Vans
Registration: N443JB
Model/Series: RV6 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KEDJ,1123 ft msl 
Observation Time: 08:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C /15°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 200°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 6 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.94 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Urbana, OH 
Destination: Urbana, OH

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: 40.108061,-83.752465 (est)

URBANA, Ohio (WDTN) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a small plane crash that happened in Urbana Sunday.

The Springfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the crash happened just outside the Grimes Field Airport before 8:22 a.m.

A 1989 Van’s RV-6 experimental aircraft was approaching the runway and lost power during approach. The pilot, Michael Baldwin, 61 of Pickerington, Ohio, made a controlled landing in a field, according to a release. 2 NEWS crews on scene could see the plane landed at the edge of a cornfield at the northern edge of the airport.

Baldwin was not injured in the crash. OSHP said no fuel spill occurred.

The crash is under investigation.




A small plane crashed at Grimes Field Airport Sunday morning. No one was injured in the crash, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a release.

Initial reports show that a 1989 Van’s RV-6 experimental plane was approaching a runway and lost power. The pilot, Michael Baldwin, 61, of Pickerington made a controlled landing in a field. He was not injured, the OSHP reported.

The incident was reported just before 8:30 a.m. The OSHP, Urbana Fire and EMS, Urbana Police Department, Grimes Field Airport officials and Maine’s Towing all responded to the scene, along with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were contacted and also responded to the scene.

The crash is still under investigation, the OSHP said.



CHAMPAIGN COUNTY — The Springfield Post of the Ohio State High Patrol is investigating a small plane crash in Urbana Sunday morning.

OSHP dispatch confirmed the plane crash happened near Grimes Field Airport and crews were called to respond just before 8:30 a.m.

The plane appeared to have crashed into a nearby field.

Dispatch says there are no injuries currently being reported.

The the cause of the crash is under investigation at this time.

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