Monday, September 05, 2022

Cessna 177B Cardinal, N35243: Accident occurred September 05, 2022 in Ivanhoe, Pender County, North Carolina

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.

Investigator In Charge (IIC): Read, Leah

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity: 
Barry Blumquist; Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

Location: Ivanhoe, North Carolina 
Accident Number: ERA22LA406
Date and Time: September 5, 2022, 15:30 Local
Registration: N35243
Aircraft: Cessna 177B 
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N35243
Model/Series: 177B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 34.5845,-78.2419 

Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed in a field and came to stop in a ditch.  

Date: 05-SEP-22
Time: 19:54:00Z
Regis#: N35243
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 177
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

PENDER COUNTY, North Carolina (WECT) - Two people flying inside a small private airplane were injured after the plane had to make an emergency landing. At least two people in the area saw the plane go down, including a farmer picking corn.

Pender County 911 got a call for a downed aircraft at 3:54 p.m. on Monday, September 5. First responders were able to find the two on a private farm off of Shiloh Road and took them to a local hospital. It’s currently not clear how severe their injuries are.

Local first responders including State Highway Patrol responded to the incident, and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident further.

“We were just working on Labor Day and one of my drivers saw the plane coming over the road here,” said Gene West, who witnessed the aftermath of the crash. “And so it kept getting lower and lower and when he turned the corner and looked back, he saw it go down and he called me.”

“NTSB will come in and they’ll do their investigation to see what, where, when, and how and why the plane went down,” said Tommy Batson of Pender County Emergency Management. “And at that time, they may be able to release photos and more information on the plane’s make, model, tail number, and other information that you wish to have.”

WECT will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as new information comes in.

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