Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Cessna 305A, N201FM: Accident occurred June 10, 2022 at Joe Foss Field Airport (KFSD), Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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; Rapid City, South Dakota 

Bird Dog Aviation LLC


Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Accident Number: CEN22LA245
Date and Time: June 10, 2022, 16:23 Local
Registration: N201FM
Aircraft: Cessna 305 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N201FM
Model/Series: 305 A
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: KFSD,1427 ft msl 
Observation Time: 15:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C /16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 3800 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 310°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 6000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.88 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Sioux Falls, SD 
Destination: Sioux Falls, SD

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 43.592214,-96.734917 (est)

Aircraft on landing lost control, started to porpoise, both wing tips struck the ground and ground looped. 

Date: 10-JUN-22
Time: 21:23:00Z
Regis#: N201FM
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 305
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SIOUX FALLS
State: SOUTH DAKOTA

1 comment:

  1. 1952 CESSNA 305A traildragger.
    BIRD DOG AVIATION LLC
    SIOUX FALLS , SD, US

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