Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Luscombe 8A, N1616K: Accident occurred December 13, 2021 at Ellinwood Municipal Airport (1K6), Barton County, Kansas

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; Wichita, Kansas


Location: Ellinwood, Kansas 
Accident Number: CEN22LA079
Date and Time: December 13, 2021, 14:45 Local
Registration: N1616K
Aircraft: Luscombe 8A
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Luscombe 
Registration: N1616K
Model/Series: 8A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGBD,1880 ft msl
Observation Time: 13:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C /-3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 150°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Ellinwood, KS
Destination: Ellinwood, KS

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 38.373272,-98.598696 


ELLINWOOD -- Two people escaped injury when a taxiing plane flipped on the runway at Ellinwood Airport.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that a 1946 Luscombe 8A plane piloted by Ray Franklin Milsap, 86, of Raymond, had landed at the Ellinwood airport about 2:45 p.m. Monday and was taxiing when Mislap applied brakes, and the plane flipped over nose first, coming to rest on its top.

Also in the plane was Ted Alan Milsap, 58, of Claremore, Oklahoma.

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