Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Piper PA22-150, N7337D: Accident occurred February 14, 2022 in Furlow, Lonoke 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: Furlow, Arkansas
Accident Number: CEN22LA121
Date and Time: February 14, 2022, 18:40 Local
Registration: N7337D
Aircraft: Piper PA22
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On February 14, 2022, about 1840 central standard time, a Piper PA-22-150, N7337D, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Furlow, Arkansas. The pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations
personal flight.

The pilot informed first responders that an in-flight loss of engine power resulted in a forced landing. The airplane impacted trees during the landing and was substantially damaged. The airframe sustained damage to the forward fuselage, the engine mount, and both wings.

A post-recovery engine examination is planned.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N7337D
Model/Series: PA22 150 
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: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: LIT,266 ft msl 
Observation Time: 18:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 12.6 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C /-2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / 0 knots, 190°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 7000 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.23 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Lonoke, AR (1AR9) 
Destination: Lonoke, AR (1AR9)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious 
Latitude, Longitude: 34.830933,-91.995603

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