Friday, October 01, 2021

Boeing-Stearman E75 Kaydet, N1654M: Accident occurred September 30, 2021 in Nicholson, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania

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; Allentown, Pennsylvania

Wallis Aircraft Inc

Location: Nicholson, Pennsylvania
Accident Number: ERA21LA391
Date and Time: September 30, 2021, 13:30 Local
Registration: N1654M
Aircraft: Boeing E75 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On September 30, 2021, about 1330 eastern daylight time, a Boeing E75, N1654M, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Nicholson, Pennsylvania. The pilot and pilot-rated passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, while at an altitude of 3,500 ft, the airplane experienced a sudden complete loss of engine power, which was followed by a strong fuel odor. He adjusted the throttle, mixture control, fuel valve controls and carburetor heat; however, the engine would not restart. The pilot then flew toward a nearby private airstrip. As he set up an approach to the runway, he determined that the airplane would not reach the airstrip, and performed a forced landing into trees.

Visual examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and wings. The engine separated from the fuselage.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Boeing 
Registration: N1654M
Model/Series: E75
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: KAVP,930 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:54 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 18 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C /7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 30°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 6500 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.13 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 41.626188,-75.78047 (est)

1 comment:

  1. Trees are all we have off any airfield in and about Nicholson, Wyoming County, NEPAs 'Endless Mountains.'