Sunday, October 31, 2021

Cessna R172K Hawk XP, N1082V: Accident occurred October 31, 2021 in Rexburg, Madison County, Idaho

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; Salt Lake City

Ravalli Aviation LLC 

Location: Rexburg, Idaho
Accident Number: WPR22LA025
Date and Time: October 31, 2021, 11:50 Local 
Registration: N1082V
Aircraft: Cessna R172K
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On October 31, 2021, about 1150 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 172K, N1082V, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Rexburg, Idaho. The student pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the student pilot, he was conducting his first multi-leg solo cross-country flight. He departed the Ravalli County Airport (HRF), Hamilton, Montana, with a full-stop landing at Alpine Airport (46U), Alpine, Wyoming, followed by a flight to his planned destination of Rexburg-Madison County Airport (RXE), Rexburg, Idaho. During the last leg of the flight, the pilot entered the traffic
pattern for runway 35 at RXE, and while on the final approach leg, about 400 ft above ground level, and in a landing configuration, the pilot increased the throttle slightly and the engine lost all power. Despite his actions, he was unable to restart the engine. The pilot force landed on a road, where soon after touchdown, the airplane struck a pole with the right wing.

The airplane came to rest upright and remained intact except for the outboard section of the right wing, which separated near the wing strut. The pilot exited the airplane without injury.

The airplane was recovered to a secure facility for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N1082V
Model/Series: R172K
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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: KRXE,4862 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 10°C /0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / , 50°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 12000 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

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: 43.824079,-111.80785

A single-engine airplane made an emergency landing in Rexburg around noon on Sunday after it experienced engine failure.

The engine failure caused the plane to land on Pioneer Road where a wing hit a light pole, said Rexburg Assistant Police Chief Gary Hagen.

“(The plane) came to rest by the canal on Main Street. There were no injuries,” he said.

The police department hasn’t released the name of the pilot or where he was from. That information will be made available via the National Transportation Safety Board.

This is the second plane crash the Upper Valley has experienced in four days. On Wednesday a similar airplane crashed in Newdale. All the passengers in that crash survived and were taken to area hospitals.

REXBURG — A small plane made an emergency landing near the Rexburg Madison County Airport around noon Sunday.

The plane landed at the intersection of Pioneer Road and Lodgepole Street – less than a mile from the airport. Witnesses say the pilot of the single-engine aircraft appeared to be fine and was speaking with emergency responders.

“The pilot had engine failure and was trying to land on Pioneer Road,” Rexburg Assistant Police Chief Gary Hagen tells “He had oncoming traffic so banked it, hit a wing on one of the light poles and came to a stop before the canal on Main Street. The pilot is fine and nobody else was injured.”

Rexburg Police, Madison County Sheriff deputies and the Madison Fire Department responded to the scene. The plane was towed away from the area around 12:50 p.m.

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