Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Kitfox IV, N161JB: Accident occurred September 24, 2021 at Ozark-Franklin County Airport (7M5), Arkansas

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; Little Rock, Arkansas

Location: Ozark, AR
Accident Number: CEN21LA454
Date & Time: September 24, 2021, 14:03 Local 
Registration: N161JB
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BACH JOSEPH E
Registration: N161JB
Model/Series: KITFOX IV 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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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: 35.487,93.8277 


  1. ArkanSTOL was LIT!

    STOL flying for the 'Gram is not a good idea. What a joke.

    1. May be second incident as ASN listing a highlander striking power lines at same event with pilot seriously injured. N419sd. I know many pilots like these kind of events and also making remote landings, but the odds you might bend up your favorite toy, and then have hassles with insurance companies and hospital expenses.

    2. Actually a total of four wrecks, so far. There will be more. Most of them you won't here about, just like you don't here about most of the wrecks leading up to Valdez and all the others. Starting about 2010-11, there's always been a few guys who will wipe out a prop or three the week or so before the event. Since it isn't at the event, and nobody saw it, they just swap the props and go again. I saw one individual go through three props in one day, once putting it over on its back as well. Just flip it over, slap on another and go. Runout? What's that? You don't get ramp checked at Turnagain Flats or at private airparks...