Saturday, February 12, 2022

Cirrus SR22T, N317KJ: Accident occurred February 10, 2022 near Lincoln Airport (KLNK), 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 did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska

CC Equipment Holdings LLC
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska 
Accident Number: CEN22LA117
Date and Time: February 10, 2022, 20:06 Local
Registration: N317KJ
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On February 10, 2022, at 2006 central standard time, a Cirrus SR22T, N317KJ, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Lincoln, Nebraska. The pilot and a passenger were uninjured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot stated that the flight was uneventful, and the airplane was operating [normally] with all gauges indicating proper operating limits. At 10,000 ft mean sea level (msl) and about 60 nautical miles east of Lincoln Airport, Lincoln, Nebraska, there was a brief “stutter” of the engine, and the engine began to run rough. He contacted Omaha approach control and told them the engine was running rough and would like to divert to Plattsmouth Municipal Airport/Douglas V Duey Field (PMV), Plattsmouth, Nebraska (PMV was located about 39 nm and 080° from LNK). 

The pilot said he a received clearance to fly direct to PMV and to descend and maintain 4,000 ft msl. About 40 nm miles from LNK and 8,000 ft msl, the pilot said he told Omaha approach control that the engine smoothed out, and he would like to continue the flight to LNK at 6,000 ft. msl. The pilot said as the flight continued to LNK, the engine’s number 3-cylinder head temperature indicated 0° Fahrenheit. About 15 nm east of LNK, the engine began to run rough again, and the pilot asked Omaha approach control if he could begin a slow descent toward LNK. He was cleared to descend and maintain 3,000 ft msl. About 12 nm from LNK, he was issued a clearance for a visual approach to runway 17 and subsequently a clearance to land. As he continued the descent to 2,500 ft msl, the engine began to run rough, the oil pressure rapidly decreased, and the airplane’s indicated airspeed decreased. About 6 nm from LNK, he told LNK air traffic control that he would be unable to attain the runway and was going to look for a field to land on. He located a field and deployed the airframe parachute. The airplane touched down in the field and sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N317KJ
Model/Series: SR22T 
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: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: LNK,1219 ft msl 
Observation Time: 20:05 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C /-1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 8000 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 15 knots / , 220°
Lowest Ceiling: 10000 ft AGL
Altimeter Setting: 29.62 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:

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: 40.850889,-96.759111 (est)

LINCOLN, Nebraska (KLKN) – Officials say a plane had to make an emergency landing in a field just northeast of Lincoln.

Lincoln Fire and Rescue, Waverly Fire and Southeast crews responded to the crash near N 112th Street and Havelock Avenue just after 8 o’clock Thursday evening.

There were two male passengers on the plane. Both escaped with minor injuries.

The pilot of the Cirrus SR22T plane tells Channel 8 that he and a friend were flying from Indiana to Lincoln to make a pit stop overnight before planning to head to the West Coast tomorrow morning. He says the engine of the plane went out at between 2000 to 2500 feet in the air, forcing him to make an emergency landing.

Both individuals say they are relieved that the situation was not worse.

An LSO official tells Channel 8 that the Federal Aviation Administration will be stopping by the scene of the crash on Friday morning to investigate.                     

Scanner reports say the plane deployed the airframe parachute and had about 25 gallons of fuel left.

Officials say there were two people on board, who suffered minor injuries.

Lincoln Fire and Rescue, Waverly Fire and Southeast crews were all dispatched to the scene.

According to the scanner, Lincoln health officials are also on the scene to help with an approximate 25 gallon fuel leak.

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