Monday, March 14, 2022

Beech A36 Bonanza, N9410Q: Accident occurred March 12, 2022 in Heavener, Le Flore County, Oklahoma

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; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Hook Em LLC


Location: Heavner, Oklahoma
Accident Number: CEN22LA140
Date and Time: March 12, 2022, 12:45 Local
Registration: N9410Q
Aircraft: Beech A36 
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On March 12, 2022, about 1245 central standard time, a Beech A36, N9410Q, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Heavener, Oklahoma. The pilot and passengers were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that the flight was from the Bentonville Municipal Airport/Louise M Thaden Field (VBT), Bentonville, Arkansas, to the Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport (MEZ), Mena, Arkansas. After beginning his descent into to the destination airport, he noticed a dramatic drop in oil pressure to 14 psi. He began to search for alternate airports since his destination was not reachable and the terrain was mountainous. He turned the airplane toward the west to attempt to reach the Robert S. Kerr Airport (KRKR), Poteau, Oklahoma, but within 1-2 minutes the oil pressure dropped to zero and the engine seized. The pilot executed a forced landing to a field. During the landing, the airplane struck fences and livestock feeding troughs resulting in substantial damage to the wings.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech 
Registration: N9410Q
Model/Series: A36
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
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: KRKR, 451 ft msl 
Observation Time: 12:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 4°C /-6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.46 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Bentonville, AR (VBT) 
Destination: Mena, AR (MEZ)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 34.88,-94.44