Saturday, February 12, 2022

Piper PA-28R-201 Arrow III, N5145W: Accident occurred February 04, 2022 near Johnson County Executive Airport (KOJC), Olathe, 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; Kansas City, Missouri

Two Wings And A Prayer LLC

Location: Olathe, Kansas
Accident Number: CEN22LA115
Date and Time: February 4, 2022, 12:00 Local 
Registration: N5145W
Aircraft: Piper PA-28R-201
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On February 4, 2022, about 1200 central standard time, a Piper PA-28R-201 airplane, N5145W, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Olathe, Kansas. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The personal flight was operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

The pilot had landed at the Olathe-Johnson County Executive Airport (OJC), Olathe, Kansas, and added fuel to the airplane. On departure, when the airplane was about 700 ft above ground level, the engine stopped producing power. The pilot performed a forced landing to a field. Substantial damage was sustained to the airplane’s fuselage and wings.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N5145W
Model/Series: PA-28R-201
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: KOJC,1070 ft msl 
Observation Time: 11:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -4°C /-17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / , 250°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.45 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: 38.847598,-94.737584 

The Federal Aviation Administration and Kansas Highway Patrol are investigating after a small plane crashed near the Johnson County Executive Airport in southern Overland Park late Friday morning.

Officer John Lacy, a spokesperson for the Overland Park Police Department, says their officers were called to the 16000 block of Pflumm Road about 11:57 a.m.

The plane went down in a field to the east of the Heritage Park Football Complex.

Flight records show the plane took off from the Johnson County Executive Airport one minute before its crash landing in a field about half a mile south of the airport.

“The plane had left the airport, and the pilot saw some type of malfunction,” Lacy said. “He attempted to turn around to land the plane. However, the plane did not run to the airport.”

Lacy says the plane went down in a tree line next to an empty field. Both individuals on board, including the pilot, were able to climb out of the plane, and the pilot called 911.

“He was talking to our dispatcher, giving the location and things of that sort,” Lacy said. “It’s a blessing that these two escaped with only minor injuries.”

Johnson County property records show the plane crashed in approximately 240 acres of undeveloped land owned by the county, south of the airport, which is in Olathe.

The area to the south and east of 159th Street and Pflumm Road is in Overland Park.

The Piper PA-28R-201 Arrow III is registered to Two Wings And A Prayer LLC of Aurora, Colorado.


  1. I had performed some maintenance on this plane historically. Glad to know everyone got away alright.

  2. Mis-fueled with jet fuel?