Thursday, October 13, 2022

Aeronca 7AC Champion, N3005E: Accident occurred October 02, 2022 at Kyle-Oakley Field Airport (KCEY), Murray, Calloway County, Kentucky

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): Spencer, Lynn

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Mark Potter; Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

Octagon Corp

Location: Murry, Kentucky
Accident Number: ERA23LA002
Date and Time: October 2, 2022, 12:30 Local 
Registration: N3005E
Aircraft: Aeronca 7AC 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Aeronca 
Registration: N3005E
Model/Series: 7AC
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: CEY,578 ft msl 
Observation Time: 12:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C /3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 13 knots / 20 knots, 350°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.19 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Murry, KY

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious 
Latitude, Longitude: 36.664581,-88.372776 (est)

Aircraft departed, lost altitude and crashed onto the runway. 

Date: 02-OCT-22
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N3005E
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 7AC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Flight Crew: 1 Unknown Injuries
Pax: 0
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

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