Friday, April 29, 2022

Superior Culver LFA, N37888: Accident occurred April 28, 2022 near Syracuse-Hamilton County Municipal Airport (3K3), Hamilton County, Kansas

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: CEN22LA185
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances and caught on fire. 

Date: 28-APR-22
Time: 17:12:00Z
Regis#: N37888
Aircraft Make: SUPERIOR
Aircraft Model: CULVER LFA
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91

SYRACUSE, Kansas (WIBW) - A Michigan man sustained serious injuries Thursday when the small plane he was piloting crashed shortly after taking off from an airport in western Kansas authorities said.

The crash was reported at 11:38 a.m. Thursday at the Hamilton County Airport, 1301 N. Main St. in Syracuse.

According to the Kansas Highway patrol, a Superior Culver LFA took off from the airport before it had a loss of engine power. Upon trying to return to the runway, the plane stalled and crashed.

The pilot, Thomas E. Glotfelty, 64, of Tecumseh, Michigan, was seriously injured in the crash.

Glotfelty was taken to Hamilton County Hospital in Syracuse for treatment.

The patrol said Glotfelty was alone in the plane.

SYRACUSE, Kansas (KAKE) - A 65-year-old pilot from Michigan suffered potentially serious injuries when his small plane crashed in southwest Kansas on Thursday.

The plane went down shortly before noon about a half-mile northeast of the Syracuse-Hamilton County Municipal Airport. The Kansas Highway Patrol says following departure, the fixed-wing Superior Culver LFA lost engine power. When the pilot attempted to return to the runway, the plane stalled.

The pilot, Thomas Glotfelty of Tecumseh, Michigan, was transported to a local hospital.