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Aeronca 7CCM Champion, N555EK: Accident occurred March 04, 2022 at Winnsboro Municipal Airport (F89), Franklin Parish, Louisiana

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; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Location: Winnsboro, Louisiana 
Accident Number: CEN22LA139
Date and Time: March 4, 2022, 10:00 Local
Registration: N555EK
Aircraft: Aeronca 7CCM 
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Aeronca
Registration: N555EK
Model/Series: 7CCM 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 32.1552,91.7001 (est)

Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office -

Sheriff Kevin Cobb reports that at approximately 1012 hrs the Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting an airplane crash at the Winnsboro Municipal Airport. 

Two male occupants were transported to the Franklin Medical Center for medical treatment.

At this time the crash is under investigation by the Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office and has been reported to the National Transportation Safety Board for further investigation. 

Sheriff Cobb stated, "I am thankful both occupants were communicating to us after the accident and that those in the residential area were not impacted."

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