Friday, June 10, 2022

Piper PA-32R-301 Saratoga II HP, N416TS: Accident occurred June 09, 2022 in Olla, La Salle Parish, Louisiana

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; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Location: Olla, Louisiana
Accident Number: CEN22LA247
Date and Time: June 9, 2022, 16:05 Local 
Registration: N416TS
Aircraft: Piper PA-32R-301 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On June 9, 2022, about 1605 central standard time a Piper PA32R-301 airplane N416TS was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Olla, Louisiana. The private pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot was flying visual flight rules (VFR) from Union Parish Airport (F87), Farmerville, Louisiana, to Houma, Louisiana. He was provided VFR flight following service from Air Traffic Control (ATC). He reported to ATC that he had a loss of engine oil pressure near Olla, Louisiana. While maneuvering toward Olla Municipal Airport (L47), he could not maintain altitude and elected to execute a forced
landing into a field, about 7.5 miles east of L47. Upon landing the airplane sustained damage to the right wing and forward section of the fuselage.

The airplane wreckage was transported to a secure facility for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N416TS
Model/Series: PA-32R-301 
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: KMLU, 73 ft msl
Observation Time: 15:32 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 67 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 33°C /20°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 10°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 31.5336,-92.66 (est)

Aircraft crashed in a field. 

Date: 09-JUN-22
Time: 21:05:00Z
Regis#: N416TS
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: OLLA

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