Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Piper PA-24, N6121P: Accident occurred April 25, 2022 at Cherry Ridge Airport (N30), Honesdale, Wayne County, Pennsylvania

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; Allentown, Pennsylvania

https://registry.faa.gov/N6121P

Location: Honesdale, Pennsylvania
Accident Number: ERA22LA208
Date and Time: April 25, 2022, 10:06 Local 
Registration: N6121P
Aircraft: Piper PA-24 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N6121P
Model/Series: PA-24 NO 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: KMSV,1403 ft msl
Observation Time: 09:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 23 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 10°C /-3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Wind
Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 130°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 2400 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.23 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Honesdale, PA
Destination: Montgomery, NY (MGJ)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 41.519512,-75.252538 (est)

Aircraft back taxiing to turn around and veered off runway down a berm into a swamp.  

Date: 25-APR-22
Time: 14:10:00Z
Regis#: N6121P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA24
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: HONESDALE
State: PENNSYLVANIA