Monday, March 14, 2022

Cessna 150M, N63246: Accident occurred March 13, 2022 at Brodhead Airport (C37), Green County, Wisconsin

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; Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Location: Brodhead, Wisconsin
Accident Number: CEN22LA141
Date and Time: March 13, 2022, 12:40 Local 
Registration: N63246
Aircraft: Cessna 150M
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted
Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On March 13, 2022, about 1240 central daylight time, a Cessna 150, N63246, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Brodhead Airport (C37), Brodhead, Wisconsin. The two pilots suffered minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilots reported two visual approaches were flown without incident to Runway 27 at C37. During the pattern downwind for a third approach, the engine began to vibrate violently and lost power, and the owner/pilot attempted a forced landing on Runway 9. With strong westerly winds present, the airplane continued beyond the end of the turf runway and nosed over, which damaged both wings and vertical stabilizer. The airplane was retained for examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N63246
Model/Series: 150M 
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: KEFT,1085 ft msl 
Observation Time: 12:40 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 6°C /-4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 13 knots / , 280°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.91 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Monroe, WI (EFT) 
Destination: Brodhead, WI (C37)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 42.596427,-89.374571 (est)

One person was injured in the crash Sunday of a small plane at Brodhead Airport in the town of Decatur in Green County, authorities reported.

Shortly after noon on Sunday, Green County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Brodhead police and fire personnel, Monroe EMS, and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources personnel were sent to the airport in the N2600 block of Brodhead Airport Road in the town of Decatur after a plane crash was reported, Sgt. Zack Degner said in a statement.

The investigation determined that pilot Delbert D. Devries, 56, of Browntown, and passenger John R. Musser, 61, of Freeport, Illinois, were practicing landing techniques when the Cessna 150M experienced mechanical troubles, Degner said.

Devries said he was attempting to land the plane when speed and weather conditions caused the plane to go beyond the landing strip, and overturn onto its top, Degner said.

Devries reported no injuries, while Musser was taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment of injuries that weren’t specified, Degner said.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the crash and the aircraft was secured, Degner said.

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