Monday, April 04, 2022

Cessna 170, N2656V: Accident occurred April 02, 2022 in Stony Point, Alexander County, North Carolina

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; Charlotte, North Carolina
Location: Stoney Point, North Carolina
Accident Number: ERA22LA177
Date and Time: April 2, 2022, 19:23 Local
Registration: N2656V
Aircraft: Cessna 170 
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N2656V
Model/Series: 170 Undesignated Series
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: KSVH,965 ft msl 
Observation Time: 19:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C /1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 11000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 190°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Taylorsville, NC (NC58)
Destination: Stoney Point, NC

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: 35.856363,-81.043316 (est)

STONY POINT, North Carolina – Two people were injured in a small plane crash Saturday night in Alexander County, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said Sunday.

Deputies responded to calls regarding the crash around 7:30 p.m. Saturday at an area near Smith Farm Road and U.S. 64, northwest of Statesville.

A single-engine plane was found to have crashed in woods, according to the deputy’s report.

Two people were inside the plane and were injured and transported to Atrium Main with non-life-threatening injuries.

Troopers said they immediately reached out to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and secured the scene overnight. FAA officials arrived Sunday around 8:30 a.m. to assess the situation.

It is unclear at this time what exactly led to the crash and this remains an active investigation.

1 comment:

  1. Airworthiness Date 1956-04-10
    last recorded flight was near Hickory, NC Saturday 04-Sep-2021 for this 1948 CESSNA 170 woth a "REGISTRATION PENDING 26-Oct-2020. FORT LAUDERDALE , FL, US (Individual)" per flightaware.