Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Mooney M20C, N6750U: Accident occurred February 20, 2022 near Crete Municipal Airport (KCEK), Saline 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 did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

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

Location: Crete, Nebraska
Accident Number: CEN22LA132
Date and Time: February 20, 2022, 16:00 Local 
Registration: N6750U
Aircraft: Mooney M20C
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On February 20, 2022, about 1600 central standard time, a Mooney M20C airplane, N6750U, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Crete, Nebraska. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The flight operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight.

According to preliminary information, while departing runway 17 at the Crete Municipal Airport (CEK), Crete, Nebraska, the airplane experienced a total loss of engine power. The pilot performed a forced landing to a bean field. During the landing, the airplane’s wings collided with a fence resulting in substantial damage to the wing spar.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Mooney 
Registration: N6750U
Model/Series: M20C NO SERIES 
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: KLNK,1189 ft msl 
Observation Time: 15:54 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C /-4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.76 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Crete, NE

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: 40.610163,-96.924927 (est)

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