Monday, November 01, 2021

Diamond DA40 NG, N254DA: Incident occurred October 30, 2021 in Currie, Pender County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed in a field. 

Nryk Air LLC


Date: 30-OCT-21
Time: 13:30:00Z
Regis#: N254DA
Aircraft Make: DIAMOND
Aircraft Model: DA40
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: CURRIE
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Cessna T210L Turbo Centurion, N94203: Incident occurred October 30, 2021 at Richard Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport (KRVS), Tulsa, Oklahoma

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed. 

Frasier Air Inc


Date: 30-OCT-21
Time: 01:30:00Z
Regis#: N94203
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: T210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TULSA
State: OKLAHOMA

Bell 47D1, N132BR: Accident occurred October 31, 2021 near Zelienople Municipal Airport (KPJC), Beaver County, Pennsylvania

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; West Mifflin, Pennsylvania


Location: Zelienople, Pennsylvania
Accident Number: ERA22LA039
Date and Time: October 31, 2021, 16:40 Local
Registration: N132BR
Aircraft: Bell 47D1
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On October 31, 2021, at 1640 eastern daylight time, a Bell 47D1 helicopter, N132BR was substantially damaged when involved in an accident in Zelienople, Pennsylvania. The commercial pilot was not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

According to the pilot, an annual inspection was just completed on the helicopter at Zelienople Municipal Airport (PJC), and he met his flight instructor there to continue the training necessary to add a rotorcraft-helicopter rating to his pilot certificate. He serviced the helicopter with approximately 10 gallons of fuel, and they departed on an instructional flight to Butler Air Show Airport (3G9), Butler, Pennsylvania, which was where the helicopter was based. At the completion of the flight, the flight instructor endorsed the pilot’s logbook for solo flight.

The pilot then restarted the helicopter, and flew to PJC, where the flight instructor deplaned while the helicopter’s engine continued to operate. The pilot then departed for 3G9; however, about 3 to 4 miles east of the departure airport, the engine “sputtered” and there was a “drop” in both the engine and main rotor rpm. The pilot performed a 180° turn back toward PJC and when he leveled the helicopter, engine and main rotor rpm “returned.”

The pilot stated that he continued to fly toward PJC for about 2 miles when the helicopter experienced a total loss of engine power. He entered an autorotation and maneuvered the helicopter for a flat open area but lacked the altitude and rotor rpm to reach it. The pilot performed the landing to sloped terrain, which resulted in the destruction of the main rotor blades, and substantial damage to the landing gear and tailboom.

The pilot reported 334 total hours of flight experience, of which 54 hours were in helicopters, and 14 hours were in the accident helicopter make and model.

Examination of the helicopter’s maintenance records revealed its most recent annual inspection was completed October 21, 2021, at 3,863.2 total aircraft hours. 

Examination of the helicopter by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspectors revealed the 28-gallon fuel tank contained approximately 5 gallons of fuel. The accessory drive case at the “bottom” of the vertically mounted engine was found fractured. The tachometer generator, the engine-driven oil pump, and one magneto were all separated from the engine, but remained attached to the helicopter by their associated wires and hoses. Fractured pieces of the accessory case were collected and forwarded to the NTSB Materials Laboratory, Washington, DC for examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bell 
Registration: N132BR
Model/Series: 47D1
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
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: KBVI,1252 ft msl 
Observation Time: 16:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C /7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 3700 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 260°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4400 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.81 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Zelienople, PA 
Destination: Butler, PA (3G9)

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: 40.81,-80.15 (est)

Piper PA-30, N30SH: Accident occurred October 29, 2021 in Waverly, Humphreys County, Tennessee

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; Nashville, Tennessee Location: Waverly, Tennessee
Accident Number: ERA22LA037
Date and Time: October 29, 2021, 19:13 Local
Registration: N30SH
Aircraft: Piper PA-30 
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N30SH
Model/Series: PA-30 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: 
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility:
Altimeter Setting: 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 36.024276,-87.819159

Vashon Ranger R7, N326VR: Incident occurred October 31, 2021 at Denton Enterprise Airport (KDTO), Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft nose gear collapsed on landing. 

DSR-Cherokee 180 LLC


Date: 31-OCT-21
Time: 20:40:00Z
Regis#: N326VR
Aircraft Make: VASHON
Aircraft Model: RANGER R7
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DENTON
State: TEXAS

Piper PA-28-140, N9988W: Incidents occurred October 30, 2021, May 27, 2021 and April 19, 2018

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas

October 30, 2021:  Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed in a field - Abilene, Texas.


Date: 30-OCT-21
Time: 20:09:00Z
Regis#: N9988W
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: ABILENE
State: TEXAS

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas

May 27, 2021:  Aircraft nosed into pavement on landing damaging propeller and nose gear at Gregory M. Simmons Memorial Airport (KGZN), Cisco, Eastland County, Texas.

Date: 27-MAY-21
Time: 17:50:00Z
Regis#: N9988W
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CISCO
State: TEXAS

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas

April 19, 2018: Aircraft veered off the runway into the grass at Abilene Regional Airport (KABI), Taylor County, Texas.

Date: 19-APR-18
Time: 13:45:00Z
Regis#: N9988W
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 140
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ABILENE
State: TEXAS

Cessna 152, N46370: Accident occurred October 31, 2021 at Bourland Field Airport (50F), Fort Worth, Texas

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; Irving, Texas

Aquila Aircraft Rental Services LLC


Location: Cresson, TX
Accident Number: CEN22LA025
Date & Time: October 31, 2021, 15:45 Local
Registration: N46370
Aircraft: Cessna 152
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N46370
Model/Series: 152 
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: KFWS,700 ft msl 
Observation Time: 15:49 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C /7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 120°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Cresson, TX
Destination: Cresson, TX

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 32.581019,-97.590641 (est)

Bellanca 7ECA Citabria, N86612: Accident occurred October 30, 2021 near La Porte Municipal Airport (T41), Harris County, Texas

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; Houston, Texas
Location: La Porte, Texas
Accident Number: CEN22LA027
Date and Time: October 30, 2021, 14:37 Local
Registration: N86612
Aircraft: Bellanca 7ECA
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On October 30, 2021, about 1437 central daylight time, a Bellanca 7ECA, N86612, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near LaPorte Municipal Airport (T41), LaPorte, Texas. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that while in the traffic pattern at T41, the engine lost power and the airplane began a rapid descent. The pilot applied full throttle and carburetor heat, but the engine did not respond with increased power. The pilot executed a forced landing to a pipeline right-of-way and impacted fence poles, which resulted in substantial damage to both wings.

The airplane was retained for examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bellanca 
Registration: N86612
Model/Series: 7ECA
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: KEFD,32 ft msl
Observation Time: 14:50 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C /1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / , 300°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Houston, TX (T41) 
Destination: Houston, TX (T41)

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: 29.66925,-95.064194 (est)

Beechcraft P35 Bonanza, N8625M: Fatal accident occurred October 31, 2021 in Harrison, Sioux County, Nebraska

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 traveled to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas 

Auto & Bike Shop Inc


Location: Harrison, Nebraska
Accident Number: CEN22FA023
Date and Time: October 31, 2021, 13:34 Local
Registration: N8625M
Aircraft: Beech P35 
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On October 31, 2021, about 1334 mountain daylight time (MDT), a Beech P35 Bonanza airplane, N8625M, was substantially damaged with it was involved in an accident near Harrison, Nebraska. The pilot, passenger, and a dog were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The airplane departed Marion, Ohio (MNN), about 0800 EDT and stopped for fuel at Marshalltown, IA (MIW). The airplane departed about 1104 central daylight time (CDT) and was en route to Douglas, WY (DGW), with a cruise altitude from 4,400 ft to 5,300 ft msl.

A witness reported that while flying his airplane 15 miles south of Valentine, Nebraska, about

1315 to 1330 CDT, he observed a white V-tail Bonanza with red stripes. He stated that the airplane was headed west and passed above him about 5,000 ft msl. He was aware of two active AIRMETs for icing conditions to the west and southwest of his location, and he tried to radio the Bonanza pilot to warn him of the icing conditions, but he did not receive a response. At 6,500 ft msl, the outside air temperature was 28° F where he had previously encountered trace to light icing before he had descended to 4,500 ft msl where the temperature was 38° F.

A witness, who was located southeast of Crawford, Nebraska, and 10 miles south of the accident airplane’s flight path, stated that he heard a low flying airplane between 1330 and 1400 MDT. The weather conditions included an overcast cloud layer about 200 ft above ground level (agl), one mile of visibility, and “heavy freezing drizzle with ice particles.”

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data revealed that at 13:33.18 MDT the airplane was at 5,275 ft msl and descended toward rising terrain. From 13:33.30 to 13:33.37 the airplane was about the same altitude as the terrain, then began a climb to 5,500 ft msl (320 ft agl). The final data point was recorded at 13:33.52 at 5,400 ft msl (250 ft agl) and 150 knots groundspeed. Figure 1 shows the end of the accident flight path. 

The accident site was defined by an initial impact crater and a debris field about 700 ft long.  Figure 2 shows the final locations of the airplane, engine, and propeller within the debris field.

The initial impact elevation was 5,160 ft msl and the airplane came to rest at 5,140 ft msl.

The pilot had filed an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan for the first leg from MNN to MIW and was in contact with air traffic control (ATC). There was not a flight plan filed for the second leg from MIW to DGW. After departure from MIW there was no indication that the pilot was in contact with ATC and the airplane’s transponder code was set to 1200, a standard code for visual flight rules (VFR).

Preliminary meteorological information showed that near the accident site, the freezing level was at the surface, there was a broken cloud ceiling about 600 ft agl, with an overcast ceiling at 800 ft and cloud tops near 11,000 ft msl. There was potential for light-to-moderate clear icing below 5,500 ft msl, and light rime ice from 5,700 through 10,000 ft msl. The National Weather Service Aviation Weather Center (NWS AWC) issued AIRMETs Sierra for IFR and mountain obscuration conditions immediately south and west of the accident site, and an AIRMET Zulu for icing conditions over the accident site. The AWC surface forecast expected an area of snow showers and mixed precipitation over western Nebraska with a Graphical-AIRMET for mountain obscuration over western Nebraska, Wyoming, and northeast Colorado. The cloud forecast expected overcast clouds with bases at 5,000 ft msl with tops to 16,000 ft. A Graphical-AIRMET for icing conditions was also depicted over the region.The airplane has been retained for further examination.




Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N8625M
Model/Series: P35
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: Unknown
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGUR,4936 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:23 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 61 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 1°C /0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 60°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 800 ft AGL 
Visibility: 8 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.25 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Marshalltown, IA (KMIW)
Destination: Douglas, WY (KDGW)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 42.791395,-104.00842 

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation may contact them by email witness@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. You can also call the NTSB Response Operations Center at 844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290.




Donald Melvin and Lucinda Mae (Huson) Sutphin
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Donald Melvin and Lucinda Mae (Huson) Sutphin, married for fifty-three years, died together with their dog Gus on Sunday, October 31, 2021, in a plane crash near Harrison, Nebraska. Life-long residents of Wyoming, Don and Cindy are remembered as beloved school teachers and as owners of The Auto & Bike Shop in Douglas, Wyoming, where they raised their daughters and continued to reside. They are highly esteemed in the community by friends, students, neighbors, and business patrons. The Sutphins were snowbirds and enjoyed their winter home and many friends in Maricopa, Arizona for the last thirteen years. 

Don was born in Casper, Wyoming, on Tuesday, September 28, 1948 the son of Melvin Leon and Henrietta Helen (Stuka) Sutphin. He was in the first graduating class of Kelly Walsh High School. He was a star basketball player, went on to play in college, and eventually coach. He taught biology and chemistry for more than 40 years in Douglas. His students and players remember his humor and enthusiasm. Don may be best known for all of his hobbies, including restoring classic cars, building and riding motorcycles, and his obsession of sports. He was also an accomplished pilot and was a certified ground school and flight instructor. He served on the Converse County Airport Board and the Casper College Alumni Board.

Cindy was born in Newcastle, Wyoming, on Wednesday, October 5, 1949, the daughter of Harry M. and Vera L. (Dabney) Huson, and was the middle of three girls. She enjoyed cheerleading in high school and she taught at a rural elementary school near Douglas prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom, which was her favorite job in the world. She worked in the choir department in the high school for a time after their daughters left home, and she kept the books and helped manage the auto shop. Cindy’s very favorite place was a family cabin in the Bighorn Mountains. She loved shopping and reading, and embraced all of Don’s many hobbies.

Don and Cindy were high school sweethearts and both graduated from the University of Wyoming. They were married in Casper on October 19, 1968. They loved their children and grandchildren more than anything, and many of their activities and hobbies revolved around their family life. Over the years, they travelled around the state and beyond for golf and cross-country events, volleyball and basketball tournaments, track meets, and to take their daughters hiking, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, and boating. Don and Cindy shared a love for riding motorcycles and they rode thousands of miles together and with friends, including many trips to Sturgis. Together they enjoyed travelling, caring for their Shih Tzu dogs, movies and concerts, and attending car shows. Don and Cindy loved visiting their grandchildren in Ohio, escaping to the family cabin in the Bighorns, drinking coffee by the palm trees, and cooking and serving food at the Wyoming State Fair.

Don and Cindy are survived by their daughter, Mandy (Wes) Roberts of Morral, Ohio, and their dearly loved grandchildren Jack, Lola and Katie Roberts. They are also survived by Cindy’s father, Harry Huson, and her sisters, Marsha (Jim) Milek and Karen Kastner. 

Don and Cindy were preceded in death by their children Donnie, Jimmy, and Angie Sutphin; granddaughter, Amelia Roberts; and parents, Vera Huson and Melvin and Henrietta Sutphin.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 405 North Sixth Street, Douglas, Wyoming at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Todd Weber officiating.

Donations can be made to the Don & Cindy Sutphin Memorial account at Converse County Bank, P.O. Box 689, Douglas, Wyoming, 82633 or to the charity of your choice.

The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com


The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said the two people killed in the crash Sunday afternoon of a single-engine airplane near Harrison were a couple from Douglas, Wyoming.

Don and Cindy Sutphin, retired teachers, were returning home from visiting family in Ohio when their Beechcraft P35 Bonanza went down about 5 miles north of Harrison around 2:00 PM Sunday.  

NTSB spokesman Eric Weiss says a preliminary crash report will probably be out within 2 weeks of the accident and may offer insights into the cause, but a formal finding won’t be made until the final report is released – which normally takes 12 to 24 months.

Don and Cindy Sutphin taught at Douglas High School for many years and also owned a business in Douglas, the Auto and Bike Show. 

Don Sutphin was an accomplished pilot and former member of the Converse County Airport Board. Friends said he purchased the Beechcraft P35 Bonanza recently and had made one long flight before the trip to Ohio.

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:
Operator: 
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 

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation may contact them by email witness@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. You can also call the NTSB Response Operations Center at 844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290.

Larry Wayne Cox
May 22, 1950 - October 31, 2021 (71 years old)

Forrest City, Arkansas 

It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish. Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved Larry Wayne Cox of Forrest City, Arkansas, born in Tyronza, Arkansas, who passed away at the age of 71, on October 31, 2021. Family and friends can send flowers and/or light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Larry Wayne Cox to show support.

He was loved and cherished by many people including : his parents, Millard M. Cox Sr. and Ruth McDonald Cox; his sisters, Juanita Horner (James) of Linden, Fay Cox of Marked Tree, Jeannie Blansett (Otis) of Tyronza, Debbie Smith (David) of Tyronza and Anna Belle Waldo; and also, Floyd Cox and Millard Cox Jr.. He was also cherished by several nieces and nephews.


FORREST CITY, Arkansas - One person was killed when a small aircraft veered out of control and crashed while landing at an eastern Arkansas airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the Cessna 150L was landing at Forrest City Municipal Airport when the aircraft veered off the runway and crashed about 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

The St. Francis County coroner said the 71-year-old pilot, Larry Cox of Forrest City, died in the crash.

A passenger escaped without injury. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

Van's RV-4, N479JJ: Fatal accident occurred October 31, 2021 near Quincy Municipal Airport (2J9), Gadsden County, Florida

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 traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida
Lycoming; Atlanta, Georgia

Mark H. Lenhart


Location: Chattahoochee, Florida
Accident Number: ERA22FA036
Date and Time: October 31, 2021, 13:20 Local 
Registration: N479JJ
Aircraft: Vans RV4 
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On October 31, 2021, about 1320 eastern daylight time, an experimental, amateur-built Vans RV-4, N479JJ, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Chattahoochee, Florida. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot departed the Tallahassee International Airport (TLH), about 1303 destined for Monroe County Aeroplex Airport (MVC), Monroeville, Alabama. After departure, the air traffic controller terminated radar services and approved the pilot to change radio frequencies. According to preliminary radar data provided by the Federal Aviation Administration, the airplane continued westbound for about 17 minutes before radar contact was lost.

An off-duty highway patrolman was performing outdoor yardwork at his residence when the canopy from the airplane fell in his yard. The canopy was about 1.5 miles from the main wreckage.

The accident site was located in a wooded area and the wreckage path was about 550 ft long. The airplane was heavily fragmented and scattered along a debris path on a heading of about 220° magnetic. The outboard portion of the right wing, which included the aileron was separated in the vicinity of an initial tree strike. Small pieces of sheet metal, wheel pants, pieces of the carburetor, fuel tank wing sections and stringers were located along the wreckage path for about 400 ft. The empennage was leaning against a tree with impression marks observed about 15 ft up the tree. The inboard section of the left wing was found about 500 ft along the wreckage path. The fuel tank was breached, and the left wing was fire damaged. The engine, propeller, pieces of the landing gear, and parts of the instrument panel were located at the end of the wreckage path. Both propeller blades were impact separated.

The wreckage was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Vans
Registration: N479JJ
Model/Series: RV4 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: TLH,68 ft msl
Observation Time: 13:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 25 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C /10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 300°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3300 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Tallahassee, FL (TLH)
Destination: Monroeville, AL (MVC)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 30.649152,-84.7231 (est)

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation may contact them by email witness@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. You can also call the NTSB Response Operations Center at 844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290.

Mark H. Lenhart Jr., 79
Palm Bay 
October 31, 2021, The Richardson Group Funerals & Cremations.