Monday, December 20, 2021

Cessna 150L, N6713G: Fatal accident occurred October 31, 2021 at Forrest City Municipal Airport (KFCY), St. Francis 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: Forrest City, Arkansas
Accident Number: CEN22LA024
Date and Time: October 31, 2021, 09:37 Local
Registration: N6713G
Aircraft: Cessna 150L
Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On October 31, 2021, about 0937 central standard time., a Cessna 150L, N6713G, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Forrest City Arkansas. The pilot sustained fatal injuries and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

According to the passenger, the pilot landed the airplane on runway 36. After touchdown, the pilot asked the passenger if he was on the rudder pedals. The passenger responded that he was not on the rudder pedals. The pilot then said to the passenger that he could not slow down the airplane. The airplane veered off the left side of the runway into grass and impacted a chain link fence line that was parallel to the runway. The pilot was ejected from the airplane and the passenger exited with minor injuries. The pilot was transported to a hospital and later died from his injuries.

Examination of the accident site revealed 3 tire marks in the grass that corresponded to the landing gear tires of the airplane. The marks were leading from the left side of the runway toward a fence line. Several of the vertical fence posts showed contact marks with the airplane. The airplane came to rest upright against the fence line. 

According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records, the airplane did not have a current registration on file, and no logbooks were located.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N6713G
Model/Series: 150L
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: KUTA, 194 ft msl 
Observation Time: 09:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 26 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C /11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Forrest City, AR
Destination: Forrest City, AR

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 34.941998,-90.774966 

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  1. Based on the condition of the aircraft in the photo, it doesn't look like a very high speed collision with the fence. There should have been no reason for the pilot to be ejected unless he wasn't wearing a seatbelt or it failed somehow. If the plane was lacking a registration, it also brings into question how airworthy it was.

  2. ?? Trying to correlate the picture with a fatal, pilot-ejected accident from an aircraft with no operator or operating certificates, or logbooks, just left me one step closer to dementia, I think. This also occurred in October and is just now being reported? I guess it adds up for somebody.

  3. Too bad they could not approach within 100 yards of the plane for a better picture. Really does not look like a fatal crash. I think the pilot had a medical condition because he could not feel the rudder pedals with his feet. Ejected? Or stumbled out and died?