Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Stinson 108, N677JD: Accident occurred October 08, 2021 in Wildwood, Lonoke County, 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: Wildwood, AR 
Accident Number: CEN22LA012
Date & Time: October 8, 2021, 13:25 Local
Registration: N677JD
Aircraft: Stinson 108 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On October 8, 2021, about 1325 central daylight time, a Stinson 108 airplane, N677JD, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Wildwood, Arkansas. The pilot sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to a family member of the pilot, he reported that the fuel tanks had been topped off before the flight from Arkadelphia, Arkansas, to Searcy, Arkansas. While enroute, and about 10 minutes after switching fuel tanks, the engine began to sputter and subsequently lost all power. During a forced landing to a golf course, the airplane impacted a tree, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage and left wing.

A post-accident examination is pending.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Stinson 
Registration: N677JD
Model/Series: 108
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: KLRF,311 ft msl 
Observation Time: 12:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C /15°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 220°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Arkadelphia, AR
Destination: Searcy, AR

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 35.017152,-92.070303