Thursday, June 02, 2022

Grumman American AA-1B, N6298L: Accident occurred June 01, 2022 in River Falls, Wisconsin

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; Minneapolis, Minnesota 


Location: River Falls, Wisconsin
Accident Number: CEN22LA220
Date and Time: June 1, 2022, 12:15 Local
Registration: N6298L
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. AA-1B 
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On June 1, 2022, about 1215 central daylight time, a Grumman AA-1B airplane, N6298L, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near the St Croix Riviera Airport (6WI2), River Falls, Wisconsin. The student pilot received minor injuries and the certificated flight instructor received serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part91 instructional flight.

The student pilot reported that during the initial climb after takeoff, when the airplane was about 150-200 ft above the ground that the “engine locked up”. After the loss of engine power, a forced landing to a vacant field south of the airport was made.

The airplane came to rest upright in a field. The left outboard wing panel was substantially damaged.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP.
Registration: N6298L
Model/Series: AA-1B
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: KSTP, 700 ft msl 
Observation Time: 07:03 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C /9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Unknown
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 2500 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 44.839775,-92.75065

Aircraft crashed in a field under unknown circumstances. 

Date: 01-JUN-22
Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: N6298L
Aircraft Make: GRUMMAN AMERICAN
Aircraft Model: AA-1B
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: RIVER FALLS
State: WISCONSIN

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