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Zenith CH 750 Cruzer, N816ZH: Accident occurred October 26, 2021 at Benton Municipal Airport (H96), Franklin County, Illinois

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; Springfield, Illinois

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Location: Benton, IL
Accident Number: CEN22LA020
Date & Time: October 26, 2021, 13:30 Local
Registration: N816ZH
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Flight test

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N816ZH
Model/Series: CRUZER CH-750
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: MWA,472 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:45 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C /6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 8000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Benton, IL (H96)
Destination: Benton, IL

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 38.0085,-88.934444

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