Monday, September 06, 2021

Cessna A185F Skywagon N7574N: Accident occurred September 06, 2021 in Kingsley, Plymouth County, Iowa

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; Des Moines, Iowa

Location: Kingsley, IA 
Accident Number: CEN21LA406
Date & Time: September 6, 2021, 15:15 Local 
Registration: N7574N
Aircraft: Cessna A185F
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On September 6, 2021, about 1515 central daylight time, an amphibious float equipped Cessna 185F airplane, N7574N, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Kingsley, Iowa. The pilot and passenger were uninjured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, they departed Alexander Field South Wood County Airport (ISW), Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, about 1241, destined for Sioux Gateway Airport (SUX), Sioux City, Iowa. After completing his flight planning, the pilot added 42 gallons of 100LL, which increased total fuel on board to about 70 gallons. The pilot calculated a 17gph fuel burn for the two hour and 45 minute flight. When the airplane was about 25 miles east, northeast of SUX, a loss of engine power occurred. Trouble shooting was unsuccessful and the pilot executed a forced landing to a corn field, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage and right wing.

The airplane was recovered to a storage facility and a detailed engine examination is pending.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N7574N
Model/Series: A185F 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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: KCKP,1226 ft msl
Observation Time: 15:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 17 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C /21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / 14 knots, 180°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.84 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Wisconsin Rapids, WI (ISW)
Destination: Sioux City, IA (Sux)

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: 42.589344,-95.878157 (est)

KINGSLEY, Iowa -- Engine troubles led to Monday's crash of a single-engine plane near Kingsley, federal investigators have found.

After experiencing engine issues, the plane landed in a cornfield near Kingsley at about 3:12 p.m. and flipped over, according to an initial crash report filed by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The pilot and his passenger were uninjured after the plane, a 1981 Cessna A185F, went down approximately five miles east of Kingsley and near the intersection of Plymouth County Road C-66 and Tamarack Avenue.

The report did not name the pilot. Records show the plane is owned by Peter Goeken, of Dakota Dunes.

KINGSLEY, Iowa (KTIV) - A small plane has crashed in a cornfield in southeastern Plymouth County. Rescue crews were alerted to the crash shortly after 3 p.m.

The crash site is near the intersection of Plymouth County Road C-66-- also known as 320th Street-- and Tamarack Ave., about five miles east of Kingsley, Iowa.

Police say that the pilot and his passenger were not injured. Plymouth County Chief Deputy Sheriff Rick Singer says the plane took off from an airport in Wisconsin, and was headed for Sioux Gateway Airport. The plane was located upside down in a cornfield.

Law Enforcement has been in contact with the FAA regarding the crash and have secured the scene pending investigation.

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