Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Beechcraft B35 Bonanza, N8741A: Fatal accident occurred August 27, 2022 at French Lick Municipal Airport (KFRH), Orange County, Indiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances along north side of runway and went into a ravine and caught on fire. 

Date: 28-AUG-22
Time: 01:10:00Z
Regis#: N8741A
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 1
Flight Crew: 1 Fatal
Pax: 0
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Missing: No

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation may contact them by email witness@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. You can also call the NTSB Response Operations Center at 844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290.

Robert Charles Flick
March 10, 1944 - August 27, 2022

Robert Charles Flick, 78, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on August 27th, 2022.

He was born in Lafayette, Indiana on March 10th, 1944 to Eldo and Florence (Spangler) Flick.

Robert married Evangelina Vierneza on April 9th, 1976.

He was preceded in death by his Parents.

Robert was a 1962 graduate of Springs Valley High School. He attended Vincennes University and ultimately completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for 20 years, where he served as a hurricane chaser, flew C130’s in the Vietnam war and T39s following the war. Following his honorable discharge from the Air Force, he was a commercial pilot for TWA and American Airline.

He was a member of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and enjoyed flying, cattle farming, making others smile and manual labor.

Robert is survived by:

Wife - Evangelina Flick of French Lick, Indiana            

(1) Son - John Anthony Flick of Fairview Heights, Illinois
(1) Daughter - Elizabeth Lee Nicholson of O’Fallon, Illinois                                    
(3) Grandchildren - Jordan, Benjamin & Gabriella


Visitation for friends and family will be Saturday, September 3rd, 2022 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, French Lick, Indiana.  

Graveside Services will be held at a later date. 

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, 9640 W. State Road 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com


  1. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N8741A there was a pretty good cell that they passed on decent. Could be a microburst but not for sure. RIP.

    1. no METAR, yet very local surface conditions 8:45 PM 78.4 °F 71.0 °F 79 % ENE 0.0 mph 3.0 mph 29.86 in 0.00 in 0.01 in