Friday, October 29, 2021

Piper PA-28-140, N1671J: Accident occurred October 27, 2021 in Newdale, Fremont 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

Location: Newdale, Idaho
Accident Number: WPR22LA030
Date and Time: October 27, 2021, 19:54 Local
Registration: N1671J
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-140
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N1671J
Model/Series: PA-28-140
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: NightDark
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSMP,3967 ft msl 
Observation Time: 19:51 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 2°C /1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 800 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 1200 ft AGL
Visibility: 3 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.23 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Driggs, ID (DIJ) 
Destination: Rexburg, ID (RXE)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Unknown
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 43.83,-111.5 (est)

REXBURG — A small plane crashed in a field about 10 miles north of Rexburg Wednesday evening.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports the Piper PA-28 Cherokee crashed in a field and left a pilot and passenger with minor injures.

Flight Aware flight tracking software shows the aircraft, registered in Utah, appeared on radar around Driggs at 6:35 p.m. The airplane then crashed in the field around 7:37 p.m., according to the website.

The FAA says the crash happened “under unknown circumstances.”

An FAA spokeswoman told the administration will investigate the crash.

The people in the crash have not been identified.

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