Saturday, June 04, 2022

Cessna 208 Caravan I, N90JF: Accident occurred June 04, 2022 at Ellington Airport (7B9), Tolland County, Connecticut

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; Windsor Locks, Connecticut

Registered to ISR Aviation LLC

Operated by Connecticut Parachutists Inc

Location: Ellington, Connecticut
Accident Number: ERA22LA264
Date and Time: June 4, 2022, 11:22 Local
Registration: N90JF
Aircraft: Cessna 208 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Skydiving

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N90JF
Model/Series: 208 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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: BDL,169 ft msl 
Observation Time: 10:51 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C /13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 3000 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.86 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Ellington, CT
Destination: Ellington, CT

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 41.925417,-72.457111 (est)

Aircraft landed and veered off runway and left wing struck a tree. 

Date: 04-JUN-22
Time: 15:20:00Z
Regis#: N90JF
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 208
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

The Ellington Fire Department is on scene at the airport after a plane overshot the runway and ended up in the trees. Minor damage to the plane and the pilot is uninjured. EVAC and CSP are on scene as well.  Ellington Fire Department will remain on scene until the FAA arrives to conduct their investigation.

A plane that is connected to a local skydiving company has landed in a field after overshooting the runway at Ellington Airport on Saturday.

Airport officials said the pilot overshot the runway, went over a brook and into a field next to the airport.

The pilot was the only person on the plane and no injuries were reported, airport officials added. There is minor damage to the plane.

According to the airport, the plane is connected to Connecticut Parachutist Inc.

The incident remains under investigation.


  1. Almost certainly the aircraft ran out of fuel (skydiving planes typically run light on fuel to maximize passenger carrying capacity) and the prop auto-feathered turning it into an shockingly efficient glider. Without regular practice the pilot never had a chance on the 1,900 foot runway.

    1. got it all figured out do you?? maybe investigate a bit more before you drag some pilot through the muck..