Monday, January 24, 2022

Cirrus SR20, N42VR: Accident occurred January 20, 2022 near Tri-State Steuben County Airport (KANQ), Angola, Indiana

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 traveled to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Western Michigan University

Location: Angola, Indiana
Accident Number: CEN22LA107
Date and Time: January 20, 2022, 19:00 Local
Registration: N42VR
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N42VR
Model/Series: SR20 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot school (141)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: NightDark
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGWB,880 ft msl
Observation Time: 18:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 20 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: -7°C /-13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 340°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 4500 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.5 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Battle Creek, WI (KBTL) 
Destination: Angola, IN

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 41.638739,-85.084952